HC Deb 06 April 2001 vol 366 cc300-1W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date the resource accounts for each class for 1999–2000 were laid before Parliament; and from what date in each case copies were available to hon. Members in the Vote Office. [155444]

Mr. Timms

[holding answer 29 March 2001]: The dates on which departmental resource accounts were laid before the House of Commons are listed in the table.

Class reference1 HC no. Cmd no.22 Departments Date laid
XIV 96 Wales Office 24 January 2001
XV 5058 Northern Ireland Office 30 March 2001
XVI 5062 HM Treasury 30 March 2001
XVI 192 Crown Estate 31 January 2001
XVI 165 Customs and Excise 31 January 2001
XVI 830 Department of National Savings 2 November 2000
XVI 153 GAD 31 January 2001
XVI 129 Inland Revenue 24 January 2001
XVI 798 National Investment and Loans Office 22 November 2000
XVII 185 Office for National Statistics 31 January 2001
XVII 5053 Cabinet Office 30 March 2001
XVII 5059 Security and Intelligence Agencies 4 April 2001
XVII 5061 Cabinet Office: Civil Superannuation 30 March 2001
XVII 190 Central Office for Information 31 January 2001
XVII 197 Privy Council Office 31 January 2001
1 The system of 'class' and 'vote' numbering applies solely to appropriation accounts rather than resource accounts; the numbers above indicate the corresponding 'class' of the Departments' appropriation account
2 With the agreement of the NAO, these accounts were due for presentation as Command Papers by 30 March 2001

Provision of copies of these accounts by the Vote Office is a matter for the House Authorities, though I understand that these accounts should be available to hon. Members within a few days of being laid.