HC Deb 12 November 1992 vol 213 cc963-4W
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.