To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he intends to make any changes to the 1990–91 cash limits within his responsibilities and to his Department's running costs limit.
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the cash limit on class IX, vote 3, Home Office administration, immigration and police support services, England and Wales, will be increased by £2,302,000 to £758,925,000. The additional provision is necessary because of several new initiatives, primarily a new drugs demand reduction task force, increased aid to Colombia for anti-drug trafficking measures, and the expected cost of police investigations if the War Crimes Bill receives Royal Assent. This increase of £1,607,000 will be charged to the reserve and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.Responsibility for the new Football Licensing Authority has also been transferred to the Home Office from the Department of the Environment and the cash limit for class VIII, vote 5, has been reduced accordingly.The Home Office running cost limit will be increased by £267,000 from £1,012,392,000 to £1,012,659,000. In addition to the cost of the Football Licensing Authority transferred from the Department of the Environment a further £25,000 has been offset by a corresponding decrease within the Department of Transport's running cost limit (class VIII, vote 2).