§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002–03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001–02; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Estelle Morris
Figures for 2002–03 are unavailable because staff costs are dependent on pay negotiations that are currently under way. The figures for 2001–02 including OFSTED (taken from the 2002 Departmental Report—Cm 5402) are:
- staff costs, £140 million;
- Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL), £19,471 million;
- staff costs as a proportion of DEL, 0.7 per cent.