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Palace Of Holyroodhouse

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when responsibility for the Palace of Holyroodhouse will be transferred to him from the Secretary of State for the Environment; and what will be the effect on cash limits.

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has approved the transfer of responsibility for the Palace of Holyroodhouse to me from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment with effect from today. Expen-

and island authority in 1980–81; and what is the estimated total spending of each for 1980–81.

[pursuant to his reply, 14 March 1980, c. 724]: The following table sets out the indicative guidelines for 1980–81 issued to regional and islands area councils in Scotland together with estimated expenditure relevant for rate support grant—excluding loan charges—for which provision is made in their budget estimates.diture on works services is expected to be some £0·4 million in 1980–81. Consequently, the cash limit for Class VIII Vote 7 will be increased by that amount to £9·5 million and the cash limit for Class VIII Vote 6 of £45·0 million as announced by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State to the Department of the Environment to my hon. Friend the Member for Paddington (Mr. Wheeler) on Friday 28 March reduced by the same amount to £44·6 million.—[Vol. 981, c.

715–16.] These changes will be incorporated in Revised Estimates for these Votes, but in the interim expenditure on Class VIII Vote 7 will be covered by an advance from the Contingencies Fund.