HC Deb 18 January 1983 vol 35 cc103-4W
Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what provision he is making to allow an expansion of the British Antarctic Survey's activities in the current financial year.

Sir Keith Joseph

To allow for expansion of the BAS programme, I am increasing the Natural Environment Research Council's cash limit for 1982–83 by £0.5 million. This increase is offset by savings available elsewhere in my programme. The new cash limits are:

Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many mentally-handicapped children for 1979, 1980 and 1981 were receiving education in special schools and special classes; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Boyson

Returns for local education authorities show the followin numbers of educationally subnormal pupils in special schools and special classes in England in January of each of the years:

£'000 Cash
Present Cash limit Revised Cash limit
Vote 4
Educational Services 115,225 114,725
Vote 8
Natural Environment Research Council 57,535 58,035

Additional provision for the cash limit increase will be sought by means of a spring Supplementary Estimate.

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