§ Mr. Flight
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his Department's(a) total managed expenditure (b) total spending on information technology and 954W (c) spending on information technology as a proportion of its total managed expenditure was in each financial year since 1978–98. 
§ Mrs. McGuire
The Scotland Office was established on 1 July 1999. The figures for total departmental expenditure and spending on information technology are as follows:
1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 Total expenditure1 (£000) 3,836 6,271 6,469 IT expenditure (£000) 89 58 50 IT expenditure (as percentage) 2.32 0.92 0.77 1 Excluding the grants paid to the Scottish Executive and the Boundary Commission for Scotland.