HC Deb 10 November 2000 vol 356 cc429-30W
Mr. Pond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for changes to the 2000–01 Departmental Expenditure Limits and running costs limits within his responsibility. [138028]

Mr. Straw

[pursuant to my answer, 9 November 2000, Official Report, c. 390–91W]: The increase of £660,000,000 in the Departmental Expenditure Limit, subject to the Parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, is for processing asylum cases, detention, and support costs including unaccompanied asylum seeking children. The increase of £167,252,000 in the Department's running costs limit is for asylum case processing.