§ Mr. Quentin Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy whether any changes will be made to his Department's cash limits or running costs limits for 1989–90.
§ Mr. Wakeham
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the following changes will be made.
The cash limit for class VI, vote 3 will be increased by £1,210,000 from £37,889,000 to £39,099,000. The increase is sought because of higher than forecast costs of staff, including some additional staff, and certain supporting services, partially offset by savings and increased appropriations in aid. For the same reasons, the limit on the Department's running costs in the vote is also increased by £1,225,000 from £38,122,000 to £39,347,000.
The increase in cash limit for class VI, vote 3 will be fully offset by a reduction of £2,100,000 in the cash limit for class VI, vote 2 from £289,488,000 to 287,388,000 and will not, therefore, add to the planned total of public expenditure.