HC Deb 06 February 1986 vol 91 cc242-3W
Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he proposes to make any further changes to his Department's cash limits for 1985–86.

Mr. Eggar

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the cash limit for Class II, Vote 1 (Overseas Representation, Diplomatic, Consular and other Foreign and Commonwealth Services) will be increased by £5,155,000 from £384,277,000 to £389,432,000 and the cash limit for Vote 4 (British Council) will be increased by £1,645,000 from £48,459,000 to £50,104,000. The increases in both cases take account of unavoidable increased costs net of offsetting savings. The increase will be charged to the Reserve and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.

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