§ Jacqui Smith
To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department what changes he plans to make to the cash and running costs limits of the Lord Chancellor's Department Class VIII, Vote 1 for 1998–99. 
§ Mr. Hoon
Subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the cash limit for Class VIII Vote 1 will be reduced by £2,258,000 from £561,119,000 to £558,861,000. The running costs limit will be reduced by £39,000 from £458,100,000 to £458,061,000.
The reduction to the running costs limit relates to transfers of £485,000 returning to the Home Office owing to the revised timetable for ECHR training under the Human Rights Act 1998 and £446,000 from the Home Office in respect of the Crime and Disorder Bill.
The cash limit reduction of £2,258,000 relates to transfers of £2,065,000 to the Home Office (owing to revised timetable for ECHR training under the Human Rights Act 1998), £1,338,000 from and £1,251,000 to the Home Office (Crime and Disorder Bill), and £280,000 to Supplementary Credit Approvals non-voted expenditure (as a result of a transfer of funds from Magistrates Courts Current Grant to Capital Grant).