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Civil Estimates And Supplementary Estimates, 1961–62

Volume 645: debated on Monday 24 July 1961

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Class I

That a sum, not exceeding £11,240,086, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Services included in Class I of the Civil Estimates, viz:—

£
1.House of Lords (including a Supplementary sum of £10)167,233
2.House of Commons (including ing a Supplementary sum of £12,010)1,111.958
3.Treasury and Subordinate Departments2,370,000
4.Privy Council Office31,036
5.Lord Privy Seal3,000
6.Post Office Ministers5,000
7.Charity Commission146,598
8.Civil Service Commission379,710
9.Crown Estate Office111,262
10.Exchequer and Audit Department363,700
11.Friendly Societies Registry77,009
12.Government Actuary23,728
13.Government Hospitality45,000
14.Royal Mint90
15.National Debt Office90
16.National Savings Committee939,105
17.Public Record Office109,592
18.Public Works Loan Commission90
19.Royal Commissions, etc.244,000
20.Secret Service4,600,000
21.Miscellaneous Expenses402,795
21A.Repayments to the Civil Contingencies Fund75,645
Scotland:—
23.Scottish Record Office33,445
£11,240.086

Question put and agreed to.

Class Ii

That a sum, not exceeding £91,828,013, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Services included in Class II of the Civil Estimates, viz.:

£
1.Foreign Service (Revised sum)10,571,180
2.Foreign Office Grants and Services (Revised sum) (including a Supplementary sum of £5.194,814)15,728,550
3.British Council2,568,300
5.Commonwealth Services (Revised sum) (including a Supplementary sum of £1,010,160)11,137,264
6.Oversea Settlement125,100

£
8.Colonial Services (Revised sum) (including a Supplementary sum of £5,103,910)17,545,861
9.Development and Welfare (Colonies, etc.) (Revised sum)13,928,270
10.Development and Welfare (Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and the High Commission Territories (Basutoland, Bechuanaland Protectorate and Swaziland))1,450,000
11.Commonwealth War Graves Commission753,036
12.Department of Technical Co-operation18,020,452
£91,828,013

Question put and agreed to.

Class Iii

That a sum, not exceeding £83,408,610, he granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Services included in Class III of the Civil Estimates, viz.:

£
1.Home Office5,368,280
2.Home Office (Civil Defence Services)6,247,890
3.Police, England and Wales43,867,753
4.Prisons, England and Wales12,721,552
5.Child Care, England and Wales1,856,600
6.Carlisle State Management District90
7.Supreme Court of Judicature, etc.163,325
8.County Courts482,700
9.Legal Aid Fund1,894,470
10.Land Registry90
11.Public Trustee90
12.Law Charges548,308
13.Miscellaneous Legal Expenses24,150
Scotland:
14.Scottish Home Department (Civil Defence Services)904,248
15.Police6,856,615
16.Prisons1,194,985
17.Child Care330,330
18.State Management Districts90
19.Law Charges and Courts of Law315,914
20.Department of the Registers of Scotland90
Ireland:
21.Supreme Court of Judicature, etc., Northern Ireland59,850
22.Irish Land Purchase Services571,190
£83,408,610

Question put and agreed to.

Class Iv

That a sum, not exceeding £154,565,908, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Services included in Class IV of the Civil Estimates, viz.:—

£
1.Ministry of Education58,577,991
2.British Museum524,438
3.British Museum (Natural History)392,668
4.Imperial War Museum41,144
5.London Museum33,105
6.National Gallery (including a Supplementary sum of £163,500)219,248
7.Tate Gallery47,868
8.National Maritime Museum59,207
9.National Portrait Gallery (including a Supplementary sum of £1,925)27,511
10.Wallace Collection31,188
11.Grants for Science and the Arts (including a Supplementary sum of £8,000)1,182,495
12.Universities and Colleges, etc., Great Britain45,033,060
13.Broadcasting36,322,000
Scotland:—
14.Scottish Education Department (including a Supplementary sum of £3,470,600)11,956,719
15.National Galleries40,032
16.National Museum of Antiquities15,983
17.National Library61,251
£154,565,908

Question put and agreed to.

Class V

That a sum, not exceeding £905,366,609, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Services included in Class V of the Civil Estimates, viz.:—

£
1.Ministry of Housing and Local Government (including a Supplementary sum of £268,000)12,091,159
2.Housing, England and Wales49,941,970
3.Exchequer Grants to Local Revenues, England and Wales373,272,000
4.Ministry of Health (including a Supplementary sum of £710,000)18,612,965
5.National Health Service, England and Wales345,445,790
6.Medical Research Council3,799,000
7.Registrar General's Office570,430
8.War Damage Commission235,105

£
Scotland:—
9.Department of Health4,098,790
10.National Health Service43,737,000
11.Housing10,404,240
12.Exchequer Grants to Local Revenues43,075,000
13.Registrar General's Office83,160
£905,366,609

Question put and agreed to.

Class Vi

That a sum, not exceeding £176,969,165, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Services included in Class VI of the Civil Estimates, viz.:—

£
2.Board of Trade (Promotion of Trade, Exports and Industrial Efficiency and Trading Services)5,021,635
3.Board of Trade (Former Strategic Stocks)300,000
5.Registration of Restrictive Trading Agreements109,350
6.Export Credits90
7.Export Credits (Special Guarantees)90
8.Ministry of Labour16,238,000
9.Ministry of Aviation147,300,000
10.Civil Aviation2,000,000
11.Ministry of Aviation (Purchasing (Repayment) Services)6,000,000
£176,969,165

Question put and agreed to.

Class Vii

That a sum, not exceeding £54,982,013, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Services included in Class VII of the Civil Estimates, viz.:—

£
1.Ministry of Works4,930,000
2.Houses of Parliament Buildings309,500
3.Public Buildings, etc., United Kingdom (including a Supplementary sum of £225,000)21,392,000
3A.Earl of Balfour Memorial10,250
3B.Viscount Trenchard Memorial9,350
4.Public Buildings Overseas (including a Supplementary sum of £680,000)3,548,000
5.Royal Palaces538,000
6.Royal Parks and Pleasure Gardens682,500
7.Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments865,000

£
8.Rates on Government Property10,148,313
9.Stationery and Printing9,400,100
10.Central Office of Information3,149,000
£54,982,013

Question put and agreed to.

Class Viii

That a sum, not exceeding £217,678,205, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Services included in Class VIII of the Civil Estimates, viz.:—

£
1.Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food14,128,915
2.Agricultural and Food Grants and Subsidies (including a Supplementary sum of £10,500)144,763,730
3.Agricultural and Food Services (including a Supplementary sum of £30,000)7,640,065
4.Food (Strategic Reserves)1,474,000
5.Fishery Grants and Services5,772,190
6.Surveys of Great Britain, etc.2,455,850
7.Agricultural Research Council4,029,000
8.Nature Conservancy285,000
9.Development Fund939,450
10.Forestry Commission7,600,000
Scotland:—
11.Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (including a Supplementary sum of £1,500)26,900,335
12.Fisheries (Scotland) and Herring Industry1,689,670
£217,678,205

Question put and agreed to.

Class Ix

That a sum, not exceeding £233,840,672, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Services included in Class IX of the Civil Estimates, viz.:—

£
1.Ministry of Transport2,891,330
2.Roads, &c, England and Wales78,834,110
3.Transport (British Transport Commission) (including a Supplementary sum of £27,000.000)95,667,000
4.Transport (Shipping and Special Services)664,000
5.Ministry of Power1,501,490
6.Ministry of Power (Services)917,930

£
7.Office of the Minister for Science68,500
8.Atomic Energy (including a Supplementary sum of £10)31,320,010
9.Department of Scientific and Industrial Research10,112,832
Scotland:—
10.Roads, &c.11,863,470
£233,840,672

Question put and agreed to.

Class X

That a sum, not exceeding £431,171,860, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Services included in Class X of the Civil Estimates, viz.:—

£
1.Superannuation and Retired Allowances15,150,000
2.Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance4,995,560
3.War Pensions, &c.66,334,250
4.National Insurance and Family Allowances216,172,000
5.National Assistance Board123,653,000
6.Pensions, &c. (India, Pakistan and Burma)4,166,960
7.Royal Irish Constabulary Pensions, &c.700,000
8.Post Office Superannuation and Retired Allowances90
£431,171,860

Question put and agreed to.

Estimates For Revenue Departments And Supplementary Estimate, 1961–62

That a sum, not exceeding £53,352,000, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Services included in the Estimates for Revenue Departments, viz.:—

£
1.Customs and Excise13,671,000
2.Inland Revenue (including a Supplementary sum of £3,168,000)39,681,000
£53,352,000

Question put and agreed to.

Ministry Of Defence Estimate, 1961–62

That a sum, not exceeding £12,420,000, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1962, for the salaries and expenses of the Ministry of Defence; expenses in connection with International Defence Organisations, including international subscriptions; and certain grants in aid.

Question put and agreed to.

Navy Estimates, 1961–62

That a sum not exceeding £277,518,000, be granted to Her Majesty, to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Navy Services, viz.:—

£
3.Medical Establishments and Services1,433,000
4.Civilians Employed on Fleet Services8,503,000
5.Educational Services1,800,000
7.Royal Naval Reserves1,173,000
8.Shipbuilding, Repairs, Maintenance, &c:—
Section I.—Personnel47,453,000
Section II.—Matériel55,451,000
Section III.—Contract Work97,673,000
9.Naval Armaments25,975,000
12.Admiralty Office10,533,000
13.Non-Effective Services27,524,000
£277,518,000

Question put and agreed to.

Army Estimates And Supplementary Estimate, 1961–62

That a sum, not exceeding £253,760,010, be granted to Her Majesty, to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Army Services, viz.:—

£
3.War Office6,790,000
4.Civilians108,310,000
5.Movements27,650,000
6.Supplies, &c.39,610,000
7.Stores (including a Supplementary sum of £10)71,400,010
£253,760,010

Question put and agreed to.

Air Estimates, 1961–62

That a sum, not exceeding £138,710,000, be granted to Her Majesty, to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March 1962, for Expenditure in respect of the Air Services, viz.:—

£
3.Air Ministry5,660,000
4.Civilians at Outstations and the Meteorological Office42,420,000
5.Movements13,880,000
6.Supplies61,890,000
10.Non-Effective Services14,860,000
£138,710,000

Question put and agreed to.

Navy Expenditure, 1959–60

That sanction be given to the application of the sum of £2.312,078 2s. 3d. out of surpluses arising out of certain Votes for Navy Services for the year ended 31st March 1960, to defray expenditure in excess of that appropriated to certain other Votes for those Services and to meet a deficit in receipts not offset by a saving in expenditure from the respective Vote as set out in and temporarily authorised in the Treasury Minute of 13th February 1961 (H.C. 113) and reported upon by the Committee of Public Accounts in their Second Report (H.C. 220).

Question put and agreed to.

Army Expenditure, 1959–60

That sanction be given to the application of the sum of £2,667,720 15s. 8d. out of surpluses arising out of certain Votes for Army Services for the year ended 31st March, 1960, to defray expenditure in excess of that appropriated to certain other Votes for those Services sand to meet deficits in receipts not offset by savings in expenditure from the respective Votes as set out in and temporarily authorised in the Treasury Minute of 8th February, 1961 (H.C. 106) and reported upon by the Committee of Public Accounts in their Second Report (H.C. 220).

Question put and agreed to.

Air Expenditure, 1959–60

That sanction be given to the application of the sum of £1,872,354 10s. 1d. out of surpluses arising out of certain Votes for Air Services for the year ended 31st March, 1960, to defray expenditure in excess of that appropriated to certain other Votes for those Services and to meet deficits in receipts not offset by savings in expenditure from the respective Votes as set out in and temporarily authorised in the Treasury Minute of 13th February, 1961 (H.C. 107) and reported upon by the Committee of Public Accounts in their Second Report (H.C. 220).

Question put and agreed to.

Resolutions to be reported.

Report to be received Tomorrow; Committee to sit again Tomorrow.