HC Deb 01 February 1985 vol 72 cc347-8W
Mr. Waller

asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts if it is intended to change any of the cash limits for which the Minister for the Arts is responsible.

Mr. Waldegrave

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary spring Supplementary Estimate my right hon. and noble Friend proposes to increase the 1984–85 cash limit on Class V, Vote 10—Arts, the Arts Council and other institutions, The National Heritage and the Government Art Collection — by £241,000 from £123,900,000 to £124,141,000. The net increase is required to meet the cost of residual payments by the South Bank Theatre Board to its contractors and consultants in connection with erecting and equipping the National theatre building. The expenditure will be charged to the Reserve.

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