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Cash Limits

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 7 November 1985

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asked the Minister for the Arts if it is intended to change any of the cash limits for which he is responsible.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Winter Supplementary Estimates, I propose to increase the 1985–86 cash limit on Class V, Vote 8 (Victoria and Albert Museum) by £100,000 from £10,598,000 to £10,698,000. The net increase is required to assist with the cost of setting up the Theatre Museum, thus enabling it to open in 1986–87, as previously announced. The expenditure will be met by an equivalent saving on Class V, Vote 10 (Arts, the Arts Council and other institutions, the National Heritage and the Government Art Collection) reducing the cash limit from £129,777,000 to £129,677,000. There will, therefore, be no net increase in the total of public expenditure.