HC Deb 03 March 2004 vol 418 c1001W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the running costs of his Department were for each year since 2000–01; what his estimate is of annual expenditure up to 2005–06; and if he will make a statement. [156587]

Mr. Charles Clarke

Details of the Department's gross administrative expenditure for 2000–01 to 2005–06 are contained in Table 5.1 of Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2003 (Cm 5901). The figures are on a resource basis. Figures for 2000–01 and 2001–02 were published in Table 5.5 of Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2000–01 (Cm 4601) but these are on a cash basis.