§ Mr. Derek Twigg
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the final outturn for 1996–97 for(a) each running costs limit and (b) the Ministry of Defence's operating costs limit. 
§ Mr. Darling
The final outturn for 1996–97 for each running costs limit and the Ministry of Defence's operating costs limit is shown in the table.
£000 Outturn 1996–97 Gross running costs limits Foreign and Commonwealth Office 507,744 Department for International Development 56,744 Intervention Board 57,410 Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 317,861 Department of Trade and Industry (including ACAS) 383,837 Office of Fair Trading 17,855 Office of Telecommunications 9,069 Office of Gas Supply 10,490 Office of Electricity Regulation 13,675 Department of Transport 389,182 Office of Passenger Rail Franchising 7,048 Office of the Rail Regulator 7,321 Department of Environment 220,902 Health and Safety Executive 156,808 Office of Water Services 9,287 Home Office 1,787,053 Charity Commission 20,283 Lord Chancellor's Department 426,447 Northern Ireland Court Service 18,674 Public Record Office 22,225 Crown Prosecution Service 221,322 Serious Fraud Office 9,976 Treasury Solicitor's Department 25,812 Crown Office 43,357 Department for Education and Employment 1,279,193 Office for Standards in Education 28,649 Department For Culture, Media and Sport 29,005 Office of the National Lottery 1,880 Department of Health 274,804 Department of Social Security 3,161,873 Scottish Office 332,309 General Register Office for Scotland 6,617 Scottish Record Office 4,973 Scottish Courts Administration 40,854 Welsh Office 70,865 Office of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales 2,974
£000 Outturn 1996–97 Northern Ireland Office 788,006 H. M. Treasury 52,179 Customs and Excise 733,948 Inland Revenue 1,683,828 Department of National Savings 177,909 Registry of Friendly Societies 7,639 National Investments and Loan Office 1,183 Office for National Statistics 98,607 Office of Public Service 81,846 Cabinet Office 40,673 Security and Intelligence Services 402,797 Privy Council Office 2,435 Net running costs limits Wilton Park (FCO) 930 ADAS Agency (MAFF) 5,650 Central Science Laboratory (MAFF) 0 Veterinary Laboratory Agency (MAFF) 0 Veterinary Medicines Directorate (MAFF) 0 Central Services (DTI) 0 National Weights Measures Laboratory (DTI) 0 Radio Communications Agency (DTI) 0 Vehicle Certification Agency (DoT) 80 QE II Conference Centre (DoE) 4,687 Building Research Establishment (DoE) 3,850 Health and Safety Laboratory (DoE) -5,105 Ordnance Survey 9,476 Forensic Science Service (HO) -1 Historic Royal Palaces Agency (DCMS) 0 NHS Estates Agency (DoH) -490 Information Technology Services Agency (DSS) 0 Valuation Office Agency (Inland Revenue) -7,703 Paymaster Agency -1,247 Customer Funded Services (ONS) 1,043 Government Actuaries Department 414 Civil Service College (OPS) -163 Security Facilities Executive (OPS) 0 Recruitment and Assessment Services (OPS) 246 Occupational Health and Safety Agency (OPS) -583 Operating Costs Ministry of Defence 16,665,747