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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which programmes funded by her Department have experienced a real terms reduction in their annual budget for the 2007-08 financial year; and what the budget was in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 in each case. (200491)

Budgets reflect internal allocations for both capital and resource expenditure within departmental expenditure limits. For consistency, budgets are stated at their opening position in each year.

Home Office budget plans are reviewed on a regular basis in response to the changing nature of the Department's business. For the financial year 2007-08, security and counter-terrorism, crime and policing, and identity and passports programmes received increased resources.

2006-07

2007-08

Nominal percentage change

Counter terrorism and intelligence

564

770

37

Crime and policing

6,667

6,849

3

Identity and Passport Service

99

130

3

The costs of the UK Border Agency borne by the taxpayer were reduced in real terms as a result of increases in the level of income generated by managed migration activities. As a result, the Home Office increased its gross expenditure on borders and immigration in 2007-08 compared to 2006-07.