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Cash Limits

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he plans to make any changes in the cash limits for 1985–86 which are within his responsibility.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate the cash limit on Class XV, vote 15, Education, Arts, Libraries and Social Work, Scotland, will be increased by £1,463,000 from £146,869,000 to £148,322,000. The increase is required to reflect the enactment of the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985, establishing a board of trustees of the national museums of Scotland, who will be responsible from 1 October 1985 for the administration of the Royal Scottish Museum and the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. Under the terms of the Act, payment to the new board will be by means of grant-in-aid from class XV, vote 15.Subject to parliamentary approval of the revised Estimates this increase will be offset by reductions in the cash limits for class XV, vote 19 by £511,000 from £1,155,000 to £644,000 and for class XV, vote 24 by £952,000 from £102,075,000 to £101,123,000 and therefore does not involve any increase in the public expenditure planning total.