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Private Office Costs

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the running costs have been of Ministers' private offices in his Department in each year since 1997. [123109]

This question was put to all Northern Ireland Departments; however, we are replying only in relation to the Northern Ireland Office.The Northern Ireland Office incurred the following running costs, in relation to Ministers' private offices:

£
Running costs
2003–041128,164
2002–031,610,821
2001–021,127,731

£

Running costs

2000–011,155,931
1999–20001,270,185
1998–991,294,715
1997–98974,242

1 To end May 2003.