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Cash Limits

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if any further adjustments are being made to his Department's cash limits for the financial year 1979–80, in particular the cash limits for the research councils.

The cash limits for Vote 13 (Medical Research Council), Vote 16 (Social Science Council) and Vote 18 (Other Science) announced in the Government's White Paper on Cash Limits (Cmnd. 7604) have been increased to take account of the revised forecast cost of university pay settlements in the financial year 1979–80 The revised cash limits are:

Vote 1357·263
Vote 1616·765
Vote 182·989
Subject to parliamentary approval the recurrent grant available to the bodies concerned will be increased by the amounts shown below:

Medical Research Council0·660
Social Science Research Council0·250
Royal Society.0·036
The only other adjustment is to the cash limit on Vote 6 (Educational Services) which has been increased to £75·918 million.