HC Deb 04 June 1992 vol 208 c601W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage whether any changes will be made to his Department's cash limit and running costs limit for 1992–93.

Mr. Mellor

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimates, the following changes will be made.

The running cost limit for class XII, vote 4 of £2,410,000 will be increased by £3,164,000 to £5,574,000. The running cost limit for class VIII, vote 6, will be £8,356,000 as before on the transfer of responsibility for that vote from the Department of the Environment to the Department of National Heritage. The total running cost limit therefore becomes £13,930,000.

The increase gives effect to the creation of the new Department of National Heritage. It takes provisions in respect of the functions transferred from the Office of Arts and Libraries, the Department of the Environment, the Home Office, the Department of Employment, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for Education to form the new Department. The increase will be met by payments from these Departments and will not, therefore, add to the planned total of public expenditure.