HC Deb 25 June 2002 vol 387 c836W
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. [40986]

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.