§ Mr. Gummer
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget is of the National Care Standards Commission in 2003–04; and what its outturn in budget was in 2002–03. 1011W
§ Dr. Ladyman
The revenue budget of the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) in 2003–04 is £129.949 million. The amount of the capital budget for 2003–04 has not yet been finalised.
The outturn of the NCSC's revenue and capital budgets in 2002–03 were £108.720 million and £7.775 million, respectively.