§ Mr. MaudeTo ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will(a) account for the difference between outturn departmental spending in Table A1 of the Comprehensive Spending Review and outturn departmental spending in Table 1.2 of the 1998–99 Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis for his Department for (i) 1993–94, (ii) 1994–95, (iii) 1995–96 and (iv) 1996–97 and (b) provide forecast figures for departmental spending for his Department in (1) 1997–98, (2) 1998–99, (3) 1999–2000, (4) 2000–01 and (5) 2001–02 on a comparable basis to Table 1.2 of the 1998–99 Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis. [68380]

§ Mr. MudieThe figures in Table 1.2 in the Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis relating to DfEE include net lending to students but exclude subsidy payments and an element for bad debt. The equivalent figures in Table A 1 of the Comprehensive Spending Review White paper exclude net lending to students but include subsidy payments and an element for bad debt.

599WIt is not possible to provide forecast figures for departmental spending for DfEE for 1998–99, 1999– 2000, 2000–01 and 2001–02 on a comparable basis to Table 1.2 of the 1998–99 Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis. The data in PESA give each Department's Control Total for the years in question. That method of controlling expenditure has been replaced with Departmental Expenditure Limits. Control Total data and Departmental Expenditure Limits data are not comparable. With that caveat, the information requested is shown in the following table:

DfEE Spending plans Year £ million 1997–98 ^{1}14,622 1998–99 ^{2}14,166 1999–2000 ^{2}15,473 2000–01 ^{2}17,295 2001–02 ^{2}18,612 ^{1}estimated outturn^{2}plansNote:

1 The figure for 1997–98 is the Control Total for DfEE in Table 1.2 of the Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis 1998–99.

2 The figures for other years are the Department's Expenditure Limits in Table 6.1 of the Comprehensive Spending Review White Paper, Cm 4011.