HC Deb 11 July 2003 vol 408 c1021W
Mr. Peter Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the running costs of the Northern Ireland Office were in each of the past five years. [123715]

Mr. Paul Murphy

As published in the 2003 Northern Ireland Office Departmental Report, the NIO incurred the following running costs:

Northern Ireland Office running costs
£ million
2002–031 (esitmated outturn)232
2001–02 127
200–01 135
1999–2000 159
1998–99 151
1The reasons for the increase is the inclusion of non-cash costs in administration for the first time.