HC Deb 05 February 1981 vol 998 cc167-8W
Mr. Colin Shepherd

asked the Lord Privy Seal what adjustments are required in the 1980-81 cash limit for Overseas Aid, Class II. 10.

Mr. Neil Marten

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the cash limit for the overseas aid programme vote will be reduced by £2,400,000 to £905,218,000 to meet an unanticipated increase in the Superannuation (Overseas Service) Vote (Class II.9) also administered by the Overseas Development Administration.

expressly provided for in the statute concerned, the power of specific direction in relation to the generality of a statutory corporation's affairs exists only in section 3 of the Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954—which has been used on 10 occasions—and in section 4 of the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-lines Act 1975—which has been used on five occasions.