§ Mr. Rowlands
asked the Lord Privy Seal what was the financial provision made for the English Language Book Scheme in 1979–80 and what provision will be made in each year to 1983–84; and what will be the percentage increase or decrease in real terms for each of these years.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
Expenditure in 1979–80 was £1.64 million. Provision of £0.97 million has been taken in the main Supply Estimates for 1980–81. This is likely to represent a reduction of a little under half in real terms. It is not the practice to announce forward planning figures.