§ Mr. David Shaw
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proposals there are to change the 1996–97 cash limit for the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner and health service commissioners. 
§ Mr. Freeman
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the cash limit for the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner and health service commissioners, class XVIII, vote 4, will be reduced by £2,500,000 from £16,173,000 to £13,673,000. The reduction is in response to the Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Act 1996 generating initially a lower than anticipated workload.