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Departmental Running Costs

Volume 402: debated on Friday 4 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the running costs in 2002 were of (a) her Ministers' private offices, separately identifying expenditure on staff, and (b) her Department. [106004]

The Consolidated Resource Accounts published by the Department of Trade and Industry for the financial year 2001–02, show total administration costs for the department and its agencies of £520 million.

Of these administration costs the amount spent on Ministers' private offices were £4.08 million of which staff costs were £1.70 million.

Complete data are not yet available for 2002–03.