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Departmental Underspending

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to reduce his Department's underspend in 2003–04 from that of 2002–03. [112772]

The 2003 Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses, published on Tuesday 6 May, shows a current estimated underspend of £227 million in 2002–03, this is less than 0.4 per cent, of total provision. Planned spending for 2003–04 will be published in the departmental report.