§ Mr. Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the planned funding in cash terms is for each of his Department's management groups for financial years 2003–04 to 2006–07; 
(2) what the planned funding is in cash terms for his Department's executive agencies for financial years 2003–04 to 2006–07. 
§ Mr. Ingram
Since the introduction of Resource Accounting and Budgeting, the Department has required its Management Groupings (including on-vote agencies) to construct their plans on a resource basis, rather than in cash terms. Spending Review 2002 set out the Departmental Expenditure Limit in resource terms for the years 2002–03 to 2005–06. Figures for 2006–7 will be agreed during Spending Review 2005.
Cash requirements are planned and accounted for at Departmental rather than Management Grouping level and details of the Net Cash Requirement for FY2003/4 can be found in the Central Government Supply Estimates 2003–04 (HC648 Main Supply Estimates and HC15 Winter Supplementary Estimate).