HC Deb 23 February 1998 vol 307 cc1-2W
Mr. Leslie

To ask the President of the Council if she intends to make any changes to the 1997–98 cash and running costs limit for the Privy Council Office. [30270]

Mrs. Ann Taylor

Subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the cash limit for Class XVIII, Vote 3 will be increased by £147,000 from £2,636,000 to £2,783,000 and the running cost limit is increased by £147,000 from £2,662,000 to £2,809,000. The increase will be offset by reductions in: The Home Office: £44,000—Class VII, Vote 1 Department of Health: £44,000—Class XI, Vote 2 Customs and Excise: £15,000—Class XVI, Vote 3 DfEE: £15,000—Class IX, Vote 1 Scottish Office: £12,000—Class XIII, Vote 4 Welsh Office: £7,000—Class XIV, Vote 3 Northern Ireland Department: £6,000 Foreign & Commonwealth Office: £4,000—Class II, Vote 1 and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.