§ Mr. Salmond
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the projected budget for the Office of National Statistics is for(a) 2003–04 and (b) 2004–05. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Alex Salmond, dated 8 September 2003:As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the projected budget for the Office for National Statistics for (a) 2003–04 and (1)) 2004–05. (127216)Information on the planned budget for 2003–04 and 2004–05 can be found in Table 1 of the Office for National Statistics 2003 Spring Departmental Report (Cm 5931), copies of which are available in the House of Commons library. A copy of the Report is also available on the National Statistics website at the following reference: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_other/ONS_Spring03_Departmental_Report.pdf