§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the running costs were of(a) his Ministers' private offices, separately identifying expenditure on staff and (b) his Department in each year from May 1997 to the nearest date for which the information is available. 
§ Mr. Blunkett
Running costs for the Home Secretary's office, his Ministers' offices, the Private Office Management Support Unit and Parliamentary Secretariat for each year from 1997 were as follows:
Year Pay costs Other running costs 1997–98 1,551,644 572,622 1998–99 1,566,018 1,202,633 1999–2000 1,619,459 791,588 2000–01 1,223,794 841,809 2001–021 1,643,622 943,022 1 Figures are provisional as at year end
Running cost information for the Department for the period from May 1997 is published in the appropriation and resource accounts which are already in the public domain. Figures for 2001–02 will be published in due course.