§ Mr. Lester
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes he proposes to make to the cash limit and running costs limit for his Department for 1992–93.
§ Mr. MacGregor
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the cash limits in class VII will be changed as follows:
Class and Vote Current Cash Limit Changes Revised Cash Limit VII, 1 2,124,258,000 121,000 2,124,259,000 2 211,882,000 133,323,0O0 215,205,000 4 171,657,000 4112,000 171,769,000 5 438,781,000 11,070,000 439,851,000
1 Take up of entitlement under the end year flexibility arrangements announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 15 July 1992 (Official Report, columns 698–702). 2 Increases of £914,000 in respect of certain customer budgets from class VII, vote 2, £180,000 from property holdings (class VIII, vote 7) for repayment services and an additional £2,819,000 for the design and building costs of motorway service areas. These increases are offset by the transfer of £817,000 to class VII, vote 2 in relation to some running cost functions and transfer of additional maintenance costs and by the transfer of £4,000,000 to the Lord Chancellor's Department and the Crown Prosecution service to facilitate the implementation of the Road Traffic Act (£1,750,000 to class X, vote 1, £750,000 to class X, vote 2, £320,000 to class X, vote 5 and £1,180,000 to class X, vote 6). The running cost limit has been increased by £600,000 to allow my Department to bring in house certain consultancy work on the design and build of motorways and trunk roads. 3Increases of £220,000 in respect of repayment services from property holdings (class VIII, vote 7), £196,000 from Department of Environment (class VIII, vote 8) and £350,000 in respect of the privatisation of British Rail, partially offset by reductions following the transfer of small ships register responsibilities to class VII, vote 4 (£38,000) and of Docklands light railway sponsorship to Department of Enviroment class VIII, vote 8 (£26,000). 4 Including an increase of £74,000 arising from the transfer of repayment services from property holdings (class VIII, vote 7).
My Department's gross running costs limit has been increased by £2,381,000 from £391,077,000 to £393,458,000.
All the increases are within the forecast outturn for the planning total included in the Chancellor's autumn statement today.