§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what new plans she has to introduce cuts and savings in her Department as a result of the effect on her Department's budgets for 1997–98 and 1998–99 of the upward revisions to the GDP deflators in the Budget on 2 July; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Clare Short
[holding answer 14 July 1997]: All Departments are reallocating spending within their Departmental ceilings as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.
§ Mr. Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if, following the recent Budget, she will give her estimate of the total real level of her Department's budget, in 1995–96 prices, in(a) 1997–98 and (b) 1998–99; if she will estimate what such figures were for (1) 1997–98 and (2) 1998–99 following the November 1996 Budget on the basis of the estimates of the GDP deflator contained in that Budget; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Clare Short
[holding answer 14 July 1997]: The figures requested for my Department's spending plans within the Control Total are as follows: (a) £2,071 million, (b) £2,140 million, (1) £2,120 million, (2) £2,177 million.
The figures for 1997–98 have not been adjusted to take account of the Summer Supplementary Estimates presented to Parliament on 8 July but not yet approved.