HC Deb 10 March 1999 vol 327 c247W
Ms Lawrence

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what changes he proposes to make to his voted cash limits for the current year. [76353]

Mr. Michael

Subject to the approval of the related Supplementary Estimate, I propose to increase the cash limit on class XIV, vote 2 by £4,144,000 from £851,924,000 to £856,068,000. This increase results from an addition to the education programme for the purchase of school books, as announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget statement on 9 March 1999,Official Report, columns 173–90. Schools will have until July of this year to spend their allocations of these extra resources. This increase will be met from the Reserve and will not add to the overall level of public expenditure.

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