HC Deb 24 June 1997 vol 296 c428W
Ms Keeble

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has for changes to the 1997–98 cash limits within his responsibilities. [5474]

Mr. Straw

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the cash limit for Class VII, Vote 1 (Home Office administration, police, probation, immigration and other services, England and Wales) will be increased by £127,000 from £4,729,044,000 to £4,729,171,000. This increase is the net effect of a transfer of running costs from the Cabinet Office, and from non-voted fire credit approvals. This transfer from non-voted provision reduces the non-voted cash limit (HO/LACAP) by £60,000 from £89,606,000 to £89,546,000. The Supplementary Estimate will also cover the transfer of responsibility for voluntary services from the Department of National Heritage.

In consequence of the above changes, the Home Office gross running cost limit will be increased by £67,000 from £1,887,613,000 to £1,887,680,000.

The increases will be offset by transfers and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.

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