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Children’s Commissioner for England: Finance

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the budget is for the office of the Children's Commissioner for England in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10. (186748)

The current budget is a matter for 11 Million (formerly the Office of the Children's Commissioner). Rob Williams, the chief executive, has written to the hon. Member with information about the current financial year and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library. The budget for the next two financial years has yet to be finalised.

Letter from Rob Williams, dated 13 March 2008:

I have been asked by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to write to you in response to parliamentary question numbers 186751 and number 186748,

I have enclosed a copy of our annual report for the years 2006-07 which contains financial details from our inception until March 2007, which contains financial details from our inception until March 2007.

For 2007-08 and 2008-09 the figures are:

Analysis of budget breakdown 11 MILLION 2007 to 2009

£

2007-08 budget

2008-09 draft budget

Projects

2,432,345

2,183,402

Office and administration costs

238,696

252,396

Premises including rent

270,283

271,438

Depreciation and cost of capital

377,052

360,848

Total budget

3,318,378

3,068,084

I hope this answers your question. If you think it would be helpful I would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss the work we have been doing and to talk through with you our work plan for the coming financial year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will give a breakdown of the expenditure by the office of the Children's Commissioner in England by main budget heading since inception of the office. (186751)

These are matters for 11 Million (formerly the Office of the Children's Commissioner). Rob Williams, the chief executive, has written to the hon. Member with information about the current financial year and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.

Letter from Rob Williams, dated 13 March 2008:

I have been asked by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to write to you in response to parliamentary question numbers 188751 and number 186748,

I have enclosed a copy of our annual report for the years 2006-2007 which contains financial details from our inception until March 2007,

For and the figures are:

Analysis of budget breakdown 11 MILLION 2007 to 2009

£

2007-08 budget

2008-09 draft budget

Projects

2,432,345

2,183,402

Office and administration costs

238,696

252,396

Premises including rent

270,283

271,438

Depreciation and cost of capital

377,052

360,848

Total budget

3,318,378

3,068,084

I hope this answers your question. If you think it would be helpful, I would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss the work we have been doing and to talk through with you our work plan for the coming financial year.