§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether any change will be made to the cash limit for Class IV, Vote 13, labour market services.
§ Mr. Michael Alison
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimates, the cash limit for Class IV, Vote 13 will be increased from £277,544,000 by £6 million to £283,544,000. There will be no addition to planning totals of public expenditure since a corresponding reduction will be made in the cash limit for Class IV, Vote 16, relative to the Manpower Services Commission, which will be reduced from £1,096,151,000 to £1,090,151,000. The commission's grant in aid now becomes £1,326,197,000.
The increase on Vote 13 is required for the community enterprise programme, where claims from local authority sponsors may now be met monthly instead of quarterly in arrears.