HC Deb 21 October 2003 vol 411 cc486-7W
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. [133662]

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)
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).