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SCHEDULE (B).- Part 11
Class IX
      Schedule of Sums granted, and of the sums which may be applied as appropriations in aid in addition thereto, to defray the charges for the Services herein particularly mentioned, which will come in course of payment during the year ending on 31st March 2001, viz:-
Sums not exceeding
Supply Grants
Appropriations in Aid
1. For expenditure by the Department of Trade and Industry on the promotion of enterprise, innovation, and increased producitivity and support for business, including the preparation of regional innovation strategies, the spread of industry led partnerships aimed at spreading best practice and the encouragement of the uptake and accessibility of technology; payments to the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Class III, Vote 1) for the establishment of innovation clusters and business incubators; payments to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Class XI, Vote 1) for the funding of projects in the tourist and media sectors; support for the Small Business Service and the programmes which it will be administering through Business Links and other local outlets; support for the Rover taks force and its recommendations, including support for suppliers affected by BMW's decision to sell Rover; research and development, including support for standards and the National Measurement System and associated capital expenditure; residual expenditure on the Century Date Change problem; promotion of and support for the use of e-commerce; inward investment; competitiveness development fund for the Regional Development Agencies and the London Development Agency; telecommunications and posts; shipbuilding and aerospace industries; exchange risk and other guarantee losses; the creation of strong and competitive markets and the development of a fair and effective legal and regulatory framework; the promotion of competition, protecting and promoting the interests of consumers; including support for consumer organisations and trading standards officers; and investor protection; funding of the Postal Services Commission; the regulation of trade; fulfilment of international non-proliferation obligations; improvement of employment relations and other programmes to encourage the development of a skilled and flexible labour market, the promotion of fairness and minimum standards at work, including a national minimum wage, and payment to the Inland Revenue for its enforcement, payments towards the expenses of the Office of Manpower Economics; discharge of liabilities in respect of former public sector employees who suffered damage as a result of an admitted failure to implement the Acquired Rights Directive; improvement of radio spectrum efficiency; international subscriptions; energy-related programmes including research and development, the promotion of new and renewable sources of energy and clean coal technology, security of oil and gas supplies, and civil nuclear emergency planning; support for safety, environment and social impact programmes related to nuclear sites in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union; grants and loans to the British Coal Corporation; claims for the restitution of property of victims of Nazi persecution seized during the Second World War under the Trading With the Enemy legislation; the efficient management of nuclear liabilities, including nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management; regulation of nuclear security; liabilities in respect of former coal industry employees, mainly employees of the British Coal Corporation, and other liabilities transferred from British Coal, and associated administration costs including arbitration arrangements, grant in aid to the Coal Authority, and support for regeneration mainly of former British Coal sites; operating aid to coal producers; assistance to redundant steel workers; departmental administration including the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service grant in aid, support for employment tribunals, a share of the running costs of British Trade International and of the Government Offices for the Regions; central and miscellaneous services; the operational costs of departmental executive agencies; privatisation expenses including the coal, nuclear power and electricity industries; the costs of advisers for the BNFL Public Private Partnership; loans to trading funds; petroleum licensing and royalty; provision of land and buildings, loans, grants and other payments. (including a supplementary sum of £58,372,000).......
2. For expenditure by the Department of Trade and Industry on payments to the Science Research Councils; the Royal Society; the Royal Academy of Engineering; OST initiatives; the University Challenge Fund; the Joint Infrastructure Fund, the Cambridge/MIT Institute; the Synchrotron Radiation Source; fees payable under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; and Research Council Pensions, and administration costs of the Office of Science and Technology.......
3. For payment of pensions etc. to members of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority's superannuation schemes and other related expenditure........
4. For trade development and promotion programme expenditure by British Trade International, associated capital expenditure and other related expenditure.......
5. For expenditure by the Export Credits Guarantee Department on administration......
6. For expenditure by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in connection with interest support to banks and other lenders of export finance; arrangements for managing programme costs; grants towards financing of exports to match foreign competition; and funding for the refinancing programme (including a supplementary sum of £500,000,000)......
7. For expenditure by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in connection with export credit guarantees, other gurantees given in the national interest or to render economic assistance to overseas countries, overseas investment insurance, tender to contract forward exchange supplement, discontinued guarantees, cost escalation, and trading expenses.......
8. For expenditure by the Office of Fair Trading on administrative and operational costs.......
9. For expenditure by the Office of Telecommunications on administrative and operational costs, and co-operation with economic regulators overseas (including a supplementary sum of £2,399,000).......
10. For expenditure by the Office of Gas Supply and the Office of Electricity Regulation on administrative and operational costs, and related payments to the Department of Trade and Industry.......
11. For expenditure by the Postal Services Commission on administrative and operational costs.......
Total, Class IX......£
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