§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what were(a) the administrative operating costs and (b) the total annual budget in the latest year for which figures are available for each regional Government office in England. 
§ Mrs. Roche
The administrative running costs and the total annual budgets (including a small capital allocation) for each of the Government offices for the regions for 2000–01 are detailed in the table.403W
Programme budgets administered by the Government offices are the responsibility of the Secretaries of State for the relevant sponsor Departments. They have therefore not been included in the figures shown.
£ 000 Government offices Actual operating costs 2000–01 Annual budget 2000–01 North East 8,197.33 8,292.91 North West 13,651.03 13,630.52 Yorkshire and Humber 9,357.21 9,358.75 West Midlands 9,960.77 9,937.89 East Midlands 7,335.77 7,318.82 East 7,542.50 7,494.00 South West 8,711.39 9,465.30 South East 9,477.27 8,721.83 London1 18,593.81 18,690.40 Total 92,827.08 92,910.42 1GO London figures include the Regional Co-ordination Unit.