§ Mr. Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the(a) resource provision and (b) outturn for his Department's executive non-departmental public bodies was for financial years (i) 2000–01, (ii) 2001–02 and (iii) 2002–03. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The executive non -departmental public bodies produced their own sets of accounts for these years, and these are available is the Library of the House. Non-departmental bodies secure funding for their operations from various sources. The Department's contribution to these bodies is generally in the form of grants-in-aid, and this has been disclosed in Note 10 of the Departmental Resource Accounts for the respective years. The bodies would normally draw down their full grant-in-aid provision.