§ Mr. Eggar
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary revised estimates, the cash limits for class XI, vote 1, schools, research and miscellaneous services, and class XI, vote 2, higher and further education, will be amended. The cash limit changes are as follows:
Class and Vote Current cash limit £ Change £ Revised cash limit £ XI. 1 713,445,000 -582,000 712,863,000 XI. 2 2,919,806,000 -3,521,000 2,916,285,000
The decrease on class XI, vote 1 results from the appropriation in aid of contributions from the Welsh Office to certain programmes which are on a joint England and Wales basis.
The decrease on class XI, vote 2 results partly from the appropriation in aid of contributions from Wales to the programme of bursaries for the initial training of teachers 182W in shortage subjects. The remainder of the decrease results from the transfer of responsibility to regional health authorities for manpower planning to meet NHS needs across a range of professions allied to medicine and the accompanying costs of training courses. The decrease is net of an increase in provision for the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council to cover the costs to higher education institutions of providing two-year diploma in social work courses to replace certificate in social services courses run in further education colleges. Funding for this will be transferred from the Department of Health.