HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 cc228-9W
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the cost of maintaining the information division within Her Majesty's Treasury in each year since 1979.

Mr. Brooke

The figures are as follows:

Year Total £000
1982–83 404
1983–84 456
1984–85 508
1985–86 524
1986–87 535

This expenditure has been incurred by the information divisions in the central Treasury and in the central computer and telecommunications agency (part of Her Majesty's Treasury). Comparable figures for the years 1979–80 to 1981–82 are not available because of machinery of Government changes.