The Department for Constitutional Affairs is responsible for three executive agencies: Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS), the Tribunals Service and the Public Guardianship Office (PGO). Details of the functions and budgets of HMCS and the PGO can be found in their annual reports, copies of which are in the Library and which are also on-line at:
respectively. The Tribunals Service was created as an executive agency in April 2006 and has not yet, therefore, produced an annual report. Its function is to provide support to the judiciary and tribunal users to ensure the impartial and efficient operation of the tribunals it administers. In the 2006-07 Winter Supplementary the Tribunals Service had a resource Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) of £270,987,000 and a Capital DEL of £3,903,000.