HC Deb 19 October 2001 vol 372 c1360W
Angus Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total amount of spending by his Department was in each nation and region of the UK, in the last year for which figures are available; what proportion of his Department's total spending this constitutes; and if he will make a statement. [6791]

Jane Kennedy

The total expenditure by the Northern Ireland Office for the 2000–01 financial year was £1,149 million. The bulk of this expenditure was in Northern Ireland, with a small amount spent on costs for London-based offices.

Details of NIO expenditure are not recorded strictly by location and so an exact split between Northern Ireland and London cannot be given. However an estimated breakdown is that Northern Ireland accounts for £1,145 million and London accounts for £4 million.