§ Mr. Sutcliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what changes he has to announce to cash limits and running cost limits on votes within his responsibility for 1997–98. 
§ Dr. Howells
Subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the cash limit for Class IX, Vote 1, Department for Education and Employment programmes and central services, will be increased by £14,693,000 from £9,404,771,000 to £9,419,464,000.
This is the result of a transfer of £1,500,000 to Class X, Vote 1 (the Department of National Heritage) for Dance and Drama students, a transfer of £13,000,000 from Class XI, Vote 1 (the Department of Health) for the merger of Imperial College with the West London Medical School; a decrease of £621,000 in capital expenditure offset by a corresponding increase in the non-Voted DfEE/LACAP cash limit to fund a school capital project, with no overall change to the DfEE's control total, and a switch of £3,814,000 from section G to Section F of the Vote to enable the British Academy to administer the Post Graduate Awards Scheme.
As a result of the changes, the DfEE/LACAP cash limit will be increased by £621,000 from £72,505,000 to £73,126,000.
The running costs provision for Class IX, Vote 1 will be increased by £390,000 from £255,174,000 to £255,564,000. The gross running costs limit for the Department for Education and Employment is increased by £390,000 from £1,056,750,000 to £1,057,140,000.