Mr. Gareth Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what changes he is proposing to make to the voted and non-voted cash limits for his Department and the Office of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales for the current financial year. 
§ Mr. Ron Davies
The cash limit on class XIV, vote I will be reduced by £2,000,000 from £52,712,000 to £50,712,000 as a result of lower than expected claims for farm and conservation grant schemes.118W
The cash limit on class XIV, vote 3 will be increased by £2,400,000 from £441,438,000 to £443,838,000. This increase will cover the higher than expected expenditure on the Central Government Roads maintenance budget.
The cash limit on class XIV, vote 6 will be reduced by £400,000 from £9,405,000 to £9,005,000 mainly as a result of fewer than expected nursery inspections.
The local authority capital cash limit (WO/LACAP) will be reduced by £5,540,817 from £433,362,000 to £427,821,183; the Housing for Wales cash limit (WO/HFW) will be increased respectively by £5,540,817 from £70,335,000 to £75,875,817. This transfer of resources from the local authority capital cash limit to the Housing for Wales cash limit is in respect of work undertaken by Housing Associations on behalf of local authorities.
None of these changes adds to the overall level of Public Expenditure.