§ Sir John Stanley
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what changes have been made in 1990–91 cash limits for expenditure by the Overseas Development Administration.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the cash limit on the overseas aid vote (class II vote 5) will be increased by £5,855,000 from £1,471,654,000 to £1,477,509,000. The increase provides for the estimated costs in 1990–91 of the establishment of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. This provision is additional to and separate from the resources for the official overseas aid programme for developing countries. The running costs limit for the ODA has also been increased by £305,000 from £33,109,000 to £33,414,000. These increases are within the forecast outturn for the planning total included in the Chancellor's autumn statement today.