§ Mr. Salmond
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the budget of the Office of National Statistics was in each year from 1992. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell to Mr. Alex Salmond, dated 13 January 2003:The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question on what the budget of the Office for National Statistics was in each year from 1992. I am replying in his absence. (89389)The requested information is shown in the attached table.
Office for National Statistics Spending1 £ million Financial year Expenditure2 1992–93 97 1993–94 90 1994–95 93 1995–96 103 1996–97 110 1997–98 95 1998–99 102 1999–2000 110 2000–01 156 2001–02 212 2002–033 163 1 The Office for National Statistics was created as a Government Department and an Executive Agency on 1 April 1996 by merging the Central Statistical Office (CSO) and the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys (OPCS). The figures for 1992–93 to 1995–96 reflect the combined outturn for CSO and OPCS. 2 Expenditure figures from 1998–99 are presented on a resource basis. Figures for earlier years are in cash terms. Figures from 1998–99 onwards include additional provision for planning, fieldwork and initial processing of the 2001 Census of Population in England and Wales. 3 Planned expenditure.