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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 23 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of his Department’s budget as allocated in the Comprehensive Spending Review is yet to be assigned. (199841)

In successive spending reviews, we have sought to allocate settlements in full over the three years of each review. This provides our sponsored bodies with maximum financial certainty within which to plan ahead for the development and provision of excellent services. Some scope to change plans is provided at the margin by end year flexibility.

Accordingly, our resource budget is fully allocated. Our capital budget is almost fully allocated.