§ Beverley Hughes
[holding answer 13 December 2001]The initial allocation in 2001–02 for running costs and service development was £11 million. This figure was244W necessarily an estimated projection of likely spend for the year because of the ground-breaking nature of this work. Project spend is carefully monitored and regular forecasting exercises are carried out.
Latest projections show that £5.67 million will be spent within this financial year, and £5.33 million reallocated to other key Home Office priorities.