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UK Border Agency: Finance

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the UK Border Agency's budget for 2008-09 is, broken down by (a) staff, (b) equipment, (c) buildings and (d) other categories for which information is held centrally. (227497)

The following table provides the UK Borders Agency's budget broken down by spending category and includes (a) staff, (b) equipment and (c) buildings. In addition, the capital budget is provided and includes (b) equipment and (c) buildings:

UK Border Agency

Spending type

2008-09 Budget (£000)

Pay and allowances (a)

659,202

Travel subsistence

26,483

Training

9,435

Consultancies

20,209

Fees

39,094

Financial and office services

28,281

Equipment and vehicle maintenance (b)

4,995

Telecoms and IT services

136,848

Contracted out services

81,453

Other supplies and services

60,416

Accommodation and utilities (c)

106,916

Other current expenditure

783,042

Grants

54,790

Depreciation/cost of capital

66,911

Resource spend

2,078,076

IT Projects

145,900

Detention centres (c)

76,400

Estates (c)

4,000

plant, equipment, vehicles, etc (b)

11,700

Capital spend

238,000

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency spent on (a) administrative and (b) operational matters in each of the last three years; and what its budget is on the same basis for 2008-09. (227498)

The following table provides the UK Borders Agency’s spend on (a) administrative and (b) operational matters (programme spend) in each of the last three years along with the budget for 2008-09 on the same basis. 2008-09 includes the costs UK Visas operation that is transferring from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

UK Border Agency

£

Actual

Spending type

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09 budget

(a) Administrative

156,100

134,621

108,316

108,730

(b) Operational (programme)

1,572,721

1,553,419

1,607,779

1,969,346

Total

1,728,820

1,688,041

1,716,095

2,078,076