Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 5th June 1996.
Running Costs and Cash Limits
Mr. Cyril D. Townsend: To ask the Prime Minister what proposals there are to change the 1996-97 cash limit or running costs limit for the Cabinet Office other services vote.
The Prime Minister: Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the cash limit for the Cabinet Office other services, class XVIII, vote 1, will be increased by £741,000 from £36,941,000 to £37,682,000 and the running costs limit will be increased by £741,000 from £39,845,000 to £40,586,000.
This is to reflect the transfer from the Home Office, class VII, vote 1, of provision for certain Government car service costs; and the transfer from the Office of Public Service, class XVIII, vote 1, of provision for Admiralty house and other central service costs.
The increases are offset by interdepartmental transfers and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.