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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Prime Minister what the total cost of his Office was in each year since 1996-97. (96380)

For figures before 2005-06, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Southend, West (Mr. Amess) on 21 July 2005, Official Report, column 1935W.

Figures for 2005-06 are set out in the following table.

£ million

2005-06

Running costs excluding infrastructure

16.7

Running costs including infrastructure

17.8

The increase in running costs (excluding infrastructure) was largely as a result of the UK’s Presidency of the EU and G8 Conferences.