§ Mr. Iain Mills
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether any change will be made to the cash limit of the Manpower Services Commission.
§ Mr. Prior
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the total grant-in-aid to the Manpower Services Commission—MSC—will be534W increased from £752.593 million to £760.093 million. Provisions for the increase will be found from within the planned totals of public expenditure by transferring £1½million from labour market service; the balance will be met from the contingency reserve.
The 7.5 million is required by MSC to meet a further increase in demand for places under the youth opportunities programme. The increase in the total grant-in-aid will require consequential adjustments to other cash limits; viz:
£Million Cash Limit 1980–81 Present Revised Class IV, Vote 17 Labour Marker Service Manpower Servicespp jj- 131.402 129.902 Vote 20 Commission Manpower Services 633.546 639.546 Vote 21 Commission (Wales) Manpower Services 40.156 41.156 Vote 22 Commission (Scotland 74.303 74.803 879.407 885.407