HC Deb 04 December 1995 vol 268 c73W
30. Mr. Alan W. Williams

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the block grant settlement for expenditure by the Welsh Office in 1996–97; and what percentage change this represents on planned expenditure in 1995–96. [1885]

Mr. Hague

In 1996–97 the provision for the Welsh Office will be £6,865 million, including the proceeds of the sale of the Housing for Wales loan portfolio. This represents a 1.4 per cent. increase over the original planned expenditure for 1995–96 and 2.2 per cent. higher than the forecast outturn.