§ Mr. Michael Brown
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is proposing any change to the Central Statistical Office's cash limit or running costs limit for 1989–90.
§ Mr. Lilley
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the cash limit for Class XIX, Vote 18, will be increased by £508,000 from £15,342,000 to £15,850,000 and the running cost limit by £413,000, from £11,967,000 to £12,380,000. Part of the increase reflects a further transfer of provision from the Department of Trade and Industry following the establishment of the Central Statistical Office as a separate Department: a corresponding reduction will be included in a Supplementary Estimate for the Department of Trade and Industry (Class V, Vote 3). In addition, the increase reflects a transfer of provision from the Cabinet Office; Office of the Minister for the Civil Service (Class XX, Vote 1) of £5,000 in respect of the challenge funding scheme for senior management development training. Finally, the remainder reflects provision to meet some of the additional administrative expenditure which arises for the Central Statistical Office as a separate Department, which will be charged to the reserve.