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Departmental Accountancy

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to her answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 930W, on accountancy, how many distinct budget lines relating to her Department’s expenditure and forecasts were reported to the Treasury in each month of 2007-08. (196890)

[holding answer 26 March 2008]: The following table provides the number of data lines the Home Office uploaded on to HM Treasury’s Combined On-line Information System (COINS), per month, for financial year 2007-08.

The change in the number of data lines from June to July is a result of a machinery of government change, the transfer of the National Offender Management Service and the Office of Criminal Justice Reform from the Home Office to the Ministry of Justice.

The data on COINS is the source of the numbers found in the tables that are published in both the departmental report and the supply estimates.

Number

April

591

May

600

June

610

July

370

August

372

September

385

October

385

November

385

December

385

January

385