§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much underspend there was in real terms in each year between May 1997 and April 2000 in the(a) Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions and (b) Home Office. 
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
The table sets out details of cash underspends at 1999–2000 prices for spending by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions and the Home Office. For 1999–2000 underspends are measured against final Departmental Expenditure Limits (introduced on 1 April 1999) and for 1997–98 against final cash limits within the Control Total.
£0001 1999–2000 1998–99 1997–98 Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions2 800,690 226,342 80,195 Home Office 147,948 22,999 48,795 1999–2000 prices 2 Main DEL