HC Deb 13 January 2003 vol 397 c417W
Mr. Salmond

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the budget of the Office of National Statistics was in each year from 1992. [89389]

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.
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