To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the running costs in 2002 were of (a) his Ministers' private offices, separately identifying expenditure on staff, and (b) his Department. 
Expenditure for the financial year 2001–02 is set out in the following table.
|(a) Ministers' private offices|
The figure at (b) reflects net administrative outturn including Sure Start and Children's Fund.
Expenditure figures for Departmental running costs for 2002–03 will be published shortly in the Department's Appropriation and Resource Accounts.