HC Deb 15 March 2002 vol 381 c1289W
Mr. Swire

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide a breakdown of the total running costs of central Government and their agencies for each year sine May 1997 to the latest date for which information is available. [40832]

Mr. Andrew Smith

[holding answer 7 March 2002]Table 5.1 of PESA 2001–02 (Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses, Cm 5101) and similar tables in previous PESAs give outturn data department by department for administration costs (running costs before 2000–01) since 1986–87, the first year for which there is published data.