HC Deb 13 February 1980 vol 978 cc650-1W
Mr. Butcher

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if any further adjustments are being made to his Department's cash limits for the financial year 1979–80, in particular the cash limits for the research councils.

Mr. Mark Carlisle

The cash limits for Vote 13 (Medical Research Council), Vote 16 (Social Science Council) and Vote 18 (Other Science) announced in the Government's White Paper on Cash Limits (Cmnd. 7604) have been increased to take account of the revised forecast cost of university pay settlements in the financial year 1979–80 The revised cash limits are:

Vote 13 57.263
Vote 16 16.765
Vote 18 2.989

Subject to parliamentary approval the recurrent grant available to the bodies concerned will be increased by the amounts shown below:

Medical Research Council 0.660
Social Science Research Council 0.250
Royal Society. 0.036

The only other adjustment is to the cash limit on Vote 6 (Educational Services) which has been increased to £75.918 million.

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