§ Mr. Matthew Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will announce changes to the class 1 cash limits and operating costs limited for 1994–95.
§ Mr. Soames
Subject to parliamentary approval of the spring supplementary estimates, the following changes will be made:
Class I cash limits Vote Current cash limit Change Revised cash limit £000 1 11,549,651 -25.675 11,523,976
This change decreases the block Defence cash limit by £25,675,000 from £22,761,260,000 to £22,735,585,000. It reflects the net effect of transfers between the Ministry of Defence and other Government Departments and a revision to the estimated costs for redundancy.
The Ministry of Defence operating costs limit will be reduced by £19,181,000 from £17,399,500,000 to £17,380,319,000. This also reflects the net effect of 850W transfers between the Ministry of Defence and other Government Departments, a revision to the estimated costs for redundancy and an overestimate of receipts.