§ Mr. Carrington
To ask the Minister for the Arts if he will give details of any proposed changes to the cash limits of his Department's votes in 1988–89.
§ Mr. Luce
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the cash limits of the following votes will be increased as indicated:
Class and Vote Current Cash Limit £ Change £ Revised Cash Limit £ XIII, 1 153,576,000 +500,000 154,076,000 XIII, 2 174,362,000 +5,200,000 179,562,000
Additional provision of £500,000 is being sought in a spring Supplementary Estimate on class XIII, vote 1. The grant-in-aid to the Tate gallery is to be increased by £800,000 to meet completion costs of building projects which exceed previous estimates. That increase will be partly met from savings of £300,000 elsewhere on the vote.
Additional provision of £5.2 million is being sought on class XIII, vote 2. The main Estimate provision for assets accepted in lieu of tax is to be augmented by £5.7 million but this additional provision is partially offset by savings of £500,000 elsewhere on the vote.
The increase of £5,700,000 on these two votes has been charged to the reserve and will not, therefore, add to the planned total of public expenditure.