HL Deb 30 April 2003 vol 647 cc101-2WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Privy Seal on 11 March (WA 168) concerning underspend from the Northern Ireland departments for the year 2001–02, in respect of each department, how much of that underspend has been transferred into 2002–03. [HL2159]

The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn)

The amount of underspend carried forward from 2001–02 into 2002–03 in respect of the Northern Ireland departments is set out in the following table, and totals £196.9 million. In accordance with the Treasury's end year flexibility (EYF) scheme, this was determined on the basis of an estimate of departmental spend in 2001–02 (made in the early summer of 2002). The remainder of the amount available for carry forward, based on actual departmental spend, will be drawn down in 2003–04, subject (as is always the case in respect of end year flexibility) to agreement by the Treasury of the necessary call on the reserve.

Furnishing and Fittings IT Property including rent/ purchases Professional fees Other costs Total
£ £ £ £ £ £
The Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission 0 0 0 0 0 0
Waterways Ireland 22,500 173,000 195,500
The Trade and Business Development Body 28,905 226,259 98,467 146,931 168,115 668,677
The Special EU Programmes Body 33,271 47,140 91,696 26,965 199,072
The North/South Language Body 11,732 9,847 120,839 38,603 160,380 341,401
The Food Safety Promotion Board 5,439 45,999 25,562 46,336 123,336
The North/South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat 21,182 18,507 91,000 14,164 144,853

Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether any of the chief executives of the Cross-Border Implementation Bodies have had cars provided for them as part of their remuneration; and, if so, what types of cars they are and what is their value (a) in capital and (b) as a percentage of the relevant chief executive's pay package. [HL2388]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

Two of the North/South Implementation Body's chief executives have been provided with cars.

The chief executive of the Special EU Programmes Body is provided with a Mercedes Benz, which does not have a capital value in accounting terms to the organisation as it is leased. The current taxable benefit of the car is £11,203 or 14 per cent of his remuneration package.

Amount of Underspend Carried Forward from 2001–02 to 2002–03 in respect of each NI Department
Department Amount carried into 2002–03 (£ million)
Agriculture & Rural Development 21.5
Culture, Arts & Libraries 11.5
Education 38.8
Employment & Learning 18.9
Enterprise, Trade & Industry 18.7
Finance & Personnel 11.1
Health, Social Services & Public Safety 39.6
Environment 2.7
Regional Development 17.5
Social Development 13.4
Office of the First Minister & Deputy First Minister 3.2
Total 196.9