§ Ms Lawrence
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes are proposed to the cash limit and net running cost limit for the Government Actuary's Department for 1997–98. 
§ Mr. Darling
The net running cost limit for the Government Actuary's Department, Class XVI, Vote 12, will be decreased by £120,000 from £384,000 to £264,000 and the cash limit will be reduced by £120,000 from £604,000 to £484,000. The decrease follows the breach of the net running cost limit in 1996–97. The Government Actuary's Department has reviewed its systems and procedures to prevent a recurrence of the breach.