§ Mr. Colvin
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he proposes to make any change in the British Council's cash limits for 1990–91.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the cash limit for class II, vote 4 (the British Council) will be increased by £1,800,000 from £74,433,000 to £76,233,000. This change is to take full account of the entitlement to end-year flexibility carry-forward announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 25 July 1990, of £1,500,000 and a PES transfer of £300,000 from the Department of Education and Science for payment of United Kingdom fees for TEMPUS students. The increase is within the forecast outturn for the planning total included in the Chancellor's autumn statement today.