A proposal for a Council Decision concerning supplementary financing of the third Framework Programme of Community activities in the field of research and technological development, 1990-1994 (COM(92) 309 of 28.7.1992) states that such supplementary financing is necessary to ensure the continuity and natural evolution of RTD activities under the third Framework Programme. A systematic examination of each of the activities covered by the Framework Programme has enabled the identification and breakdown of supplementary resources needed to ensure the carrying out of research efforts, without further waiting for the procedures leading to the adoption of the fourth Framework Programme to be concluded. Hence Council Decision 90/221/Euratom, EEC concerning the framework Programme for Community activities in the field of RTD (1990 to 1994) is amended as regards the breakdown of amounts deemed necessary to implement the various activities (Annex I). The budget for each of the six areas over the duration of the Framework Programme is now established as follows: - Information and communication technologies, ECU 2846 million; - Industrial and materials technologies, ECU 1169 million; - Environment, ECU 654 million; - Life sciences and technologies, ECU 889 million; - Energy, 1224 million; - Human capital and mobility, ECU 518 million. The overall sum deemed necessary for implementation of all activities during 1990-1994 is raised from ECU 5700 million to ECU 7300 million (including ECU 73 million for the centralized action of dissemination and exploitation, to be drawn proportionally from each activity). This corresponds to an increase, from 3200 million to ECU 4800 million, in the appropriation for the 1993-1994 period.