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Cash Limits

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if any further changes have been made to cash limits for 1976–77 which are within his responsibility since the Chief Secretary's announcement on 6th December 1976.

The Government have decided to authorise additional expenditure of £3·1 million by Shetland Islands Council for payments this financial year in respect of land acquisition for the oil terminal at Sullom Voe. An increase of £3·1 million has been made in the cash limit for block SO/LA2—which covers local authority capital expenditure on a range of local services including land acquisitions under planning powers. This increase has been fully offset by a reduction of £3·1 million in the cash limit for block SO/LA1 which covers local authority capital expenditure on roads and other transport.