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Departmental Running Costs

Volume 405: debated on Friday 16 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the running costs in 2002 were of (a) her Ministers' private offices, separately identifying expenditure on staff, and (b) her Department. [106000]

The running costs of my Department's private offices in 2001–02 were £614,146, of which £325,982 related to staff costs. The figures do not take account of accommodation costs and other overheads.The running costs (administration costs) of the Department in 2001–02 were £6.6 million, of which £3.8 million was staff costs.