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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been spent in each year since 1997 by his Department on salaries paid to civil servants. (41589)

The Department's expenditure on civil servants' salaries for 1998-99 to 2004-05 is detailed as follows. Figures from 1999-2000 are taken from the Department's Resource Accounts, which are published annually by the Stationery Office. Total resource budgets for 2002-03 and 2003-04 included exceptional provisions to reflect accounting adjustments in respect of the Department's liabilities. Prior to 1998-99, figures were not produced on the same basis and comparable figures are not available other than at disproportionate cost.

Financial year

£000

Percentage of total resource budget

1998-99

198,857

7.0

1999-2000

197,643

7.0

2000-01

211,943

4.8

2001-02

207,108

4.8

2002-03

217,359

3.0

2003-04

243,155

2.2

2004-05

232,200

4.6