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Arts And Libraries (Cash Limits)

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement about the cash limits of the Office of Arts and Libraries.

The cash limit for the Science Museum as announced in the Government's White Paper on cash Limits (Cmnd 7604) has been increased to £4,559,000 to take account of a revision in the forecast cost of increased London weighting and of unforeseeable problems with general administrative expenses. The cash limit for the Wallace Collection has been increased to £479,000 to take account of a revision in the forecast cost of pay settlements in 1979–80. There has been a compensating reduction in the cash limit of the Tate Gallery, reflecting changes in that Gallery's expected expenditure for the year.