§ Mr. John Patten
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement about the cash limits of the Office of Arts and Libraries.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The cash limit for the Science Museum as announced in the Government's White Paper on cash Limits (Cmnd 7604) has been increased to £4,559,000 to take account of a revision in the forecast cost of increased London weighting and of unforeseeable problems with general administrative expenses. The cash limit for the Wallace Collection has been increased to £479,000 to take account of a revision in the forecast cost of pay settlements in 1979–80. There has been a compensating reduction in the cash limit of the Tate Gallery, reflecting changes in that Gallery's expected expenditure for the year.