§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons were for the increase of £6.5 million in the grant to the Parole Board in the Spring Supplementary Estimates. 
§ Paul Goggins
The Parole Board's grant in aid for 2004–05 is currently £4.215 million and there are no proposals to increase it.
The higher figure referred to in the Question, includes a notional additional provision shown against the Parole Board. This provision was agreed by the Treasury and is in line with Parliamentary Rules.