HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c874W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will provide a breakdown of her Department's expenditure since 1998–99 on the engineering resource centre. [67523]

Clare Short

My Department has engaged, on a competitive basis, a number of engineering resource centres to provide specialist technical advice and expertise in the infrastructure and urban development sectors. Expenditure on the engagement of these services since 1998–99 has been as follows:

£ million
1998–99 0.937
1999–2000 1.165
2000–01 2.007
2001–02 1.263