§ Mr. Redwood
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the expenditure on non-departmental public bodies was(a) in the last year for which figures are available and (b) in 1996–97. 487W
§ Mr. Boateng
Total spending by non-departmental public bodies for 1998–99 to 2002–03 is shown as follows. Data on a comparable basis is not readily available for earlier years. For each department, the total of their NDPB spending is contained within their Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL), so that any increase in spending on their NDPBs is offset elsewhere within their total DEL.
NDPB spending (£ million) Outturn 1998–99 12,238 1999–2000 13,846 2000–01 14,670 2001–02 20,151 Estimated outturn 2002–03 24,843
Supplementary Budgetary Information to the Central Government Supply Estimates 2003–04 (Cm 5797).