HC Deb 31 January 2003 vol 398 c1077W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the running costs were of the Department in(a) 1997 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available. [90753]

Peter Hain

The net running costs of the Wales Office in 2001–02 were £2.4 million. The Department was established in 1999.