HC Deb 05 February 1987 vol 109 cc736-7W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Secretary of State for education and Science if he will give details of any revised cash limits for his Department's votes for 1986–87.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

Cash limits for six of the Department's Votes for 1986–87 have been revised to reflect estimated outturn. The adjustments are as follows:

The increase on Vote 5 is required to assist with staff redundancy costs following the contraction of commissioned research and development work.

On Vote 8 the increase is required to enable the payment by the council of contributions towards the United Kingdom subscription to the European Space Agency on behalf of the department of the Environment and the Department of Transport.

The increase on Vote 9 is required to cover costs arising from unexpectedly high transfers out of the council's superannuation scheme; and to finance 15 new studentships for whom responsibility has transferred from the Department of the Environment to the council.