HC Deb 27 October 1995 vol 264 cc823-4W
Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the class I cash limits and Defence operating costs limit for 1995–96. [40629]

Mr. Soames

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimates, the following changes will be made:

Class I cash limits
Vote Current cash limit Change Revised cash limit
1 10,616,956 180,000 10,796,956
3 6,145,325 -180,000 5,965,325

These changes allow for increased expenditure on class I, vote I to reflect revised expectations of receipts from the planned sale of married quarters. The increase will be offset by lower expenditure on class I, vote 3 and will not, therefore, add to the planned total of public expenditure. There is no change to the block Defence cash limit.

As a result, the Ministry of Defence operating costs limit will be increased by 180 million from £16,587,218,000 to £16,767,218,000.