§ 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:104W
§ 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.