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Departmental Accountancy

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what balances his Department held with (a) other central Government Departments and (b) local authorities at the end of each financial year since 1997. (225695)

The table sets out the Department's debtor and creditor balances with central Government Departments and local authorities since 2003. Financial Reporting Manual (FReM) did not require disclosure of these balances in earlier years and it would incur disproportionate cost to obtain them.

£000

Debtor balances

Creditor balances

Government Departments

Local authorities

Government Departments

Local authorities

2007-08

4,562

314

36,092

344

2006-07

3,769

139

38,141

143

2005-06

11,026

512

24,183

1,814

2004-05

2,846

535

38,505

2,153

2003-04

4,307

23

55,633

6,119