HC Deb 23 January 2003 vol 398 cc432-3W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what his estimate is of total spending by the Welsh Office in each year from 1999–2000 to 2005–06; and if he will make a statement. [89960]:

Mr. Touhig

Estimated Wales Office spending for the years in question:

Year £000
1999–2000 1,485
2001–01 3,011
2001–02 3,526
2002–03 3,696
2003–04 4,196
2004–05 4,196

The figure for 1999–2000 is for expenditure after the establishment of the Wales Office in its present form on 1 July 1999. These figures are spending on the Wales Office and do not include the payments made to the National Assembly for Wales to fund its budget.