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Departmental Accountancy

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what departmental budget items have been reclassified, according to the classifications in HM Treasury's Consolidated Budgeting Guidance, as a result of the decisions taken in the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review; what the (a) former and (b) new (i) classification and (ii) sum budgeted is in each case; and what activity is supported by each item. (164492)

There has only been one departmental budget item that has been reclassified, as a result of the decisions taken in the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review. The former classification was programme expenditure; the new classification is administration expenditure, the sum budgeted is £5.2 million and the activity supported is consultancy.