§ Mr. Forth
My Department agreed in principle in 1988 that we should offer support of up to a total of £2.5 million over a period of up to five years to cover the setting up of the management charter initiative (MCI). Funding for each financial year is the subject of separate negotiation. In the first financial year 1988–89 £500,000 was spent and in 1989–90 £500,000 was spent. The Government are presently considering MCI's business plan for 1990–91 and beyond, and a decision on future funding will be made shortly. Responsibility for this funding will be transferred to the Department of Employment from 1 April 1991.