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Departmental Library

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget for his Department's library was for each of the last five years. (110417)

[holding answer 19 December 2006]: The Home Office library forms part of the larger information services unit, which has had a number of different functions over the last five years, and a budget for the library alone cannot be isolated using the records available. The overall budget for this unit in each of the last five years is shown as follows. The figures include provision for various costs incurred on behalf of the Home Office group, such as copyright licensing, that have been or are currently funded from the unit budget.

Costs incurred (£)

2002-03

2,143,657

2003-04

2,396,680

2004-05

1,631,000

2005-06

1,195,315

2006-07

1,044,181