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Departmental Accountancy

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what items of his Department's (a) revenue and (b) expenditure are uprated using (i) the consumer prices index, (ii) the retail prices index and (iii) other measures of inflation. (179944)

The Department uses a range of indices in order to uprate the grant payments it makes to its wide range of delivery partners. Decisions on the appropriate indices to apply to the different types of grant expenditure are devolved to the individual business units within the Department and this information can be gathered only at disproportionate cost.