asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether any changes have been made to cash limits for 1979–80 which are within his responsibility since the White Paper on revised cash limits, Cmnd. 7604, was published in June 1979.
The most recent changes to cash limits within my responsibility are as follows:assumption that union strike pay of (
a) £5 per week and ( b) £10 per week had been paid.
Up to 5 February the saving is estimated at £390,000 and £820,000, respectively, on the assumption that the strike pay would have been taken into account in full in each case.