§ Mr. Edward Davey
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total value was of payments made to pay off overhanging debt in the financial years(a) 1999–2000, (b) 2001–02 and (c) 2002–03. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
The payments made in respect of overhanging debt in each financial year since arrangements were introduced are set out in the table.
Year £ million 1999–2000 21.0 2000–01 255.2 2001– None 2002–03 584.3