§ Mr. James Lamond
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what adjustments may be necessary to his Department's cash limits in the current financial year, in the light of the recent BBC pay award.
§ Mr. Luard
Present indications are that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will stay within its overall limits. The effect of the recent Central Arbitration Committee award on the BBC external services will mean an increase of £1.3 million in the cash limit for FCO4, but this will be offset by an equivalent reduction in FCO2.