HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 c87W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001–02 to 2002–03 will be accounted for by wage costs. [20675]

Mr. Blunkett

The level of wage costs within departmental budgets this year and in future years will be dependent upon negotiations. Departmental reports published next spring will give full retrospective costs.

Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the total unallocated funds within his departmental expenditure limit(a) at the start of the financial year and (b) to date; and what was the month seven forecast on outturn underspend against his departmental expenditure limit in (i) real and (ii) percentage terms. [19446]

Mr. Blunkett

The Home Office Departmental Annual Report for 2000–01 [C5106] contains the Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) set for the present year in Table 6, page 109. There has been no draw-down of the Department's DUP to date.

Outturn against six month forecast for each request for resources will be published in the winter supplementary estimates summary request for supply as usual.