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Departmental Running Costs

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the running costs in 2002 were of (a) his Ministers private offices, separately identifying expenditure on staff, and (b) his Department. [105989]

The costs of running Ministers' private offices in financial year 2001–02 were as follows:

(£ Million)
Total (Including staff costs)Staff costs

The net operating cost of the department as a whole, as reported in the 2001–02 Departmental Resource Account, was £32,239 million. This figure is on a resource basis and includes military and civilian personnel costs; property management and equipment support costs; stock consumption; depreciation, impairment of fixed assets and cost of capital charges. Figures for 2002–03 are not yet available but will be published in the forthcoming Departmental Resource Accounts.