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Departmental Finance

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of running her Department's Cohesion Directorate is expected to be in (a) 2008-09 and (b) each of the following two years; and what the costs are expected to be for the (i) Cohesion and Faiths Preventing Violent Extremism, Race Equality and Diversity divisions and (ii) Gypsy and Traveller unit. (245526)

The administrative budget for the Cohesion Directorate is £5,043,606 in 2008-09.

The administrative budget for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are yet to be agreed.

The administrative budget for the Cohesion and Faiths and Preventing Violent Extremism divisions is expected to be £4,093,607 in 2008-09. The administrative budget for the Race Equality and Diversity division (which is now a part of the Empowerment Directorate) is £1,172,415.

The administrative budget for the Gypsy and Traveller Unit (which is also now a part of the Empowerment Directorate) is £417,979 in 2008-09.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding has been agreed for each of her Department's executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for the period 2008-09 to 2010-11. (245908)

For NDPBs, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 21 October 2008, Official Report, column 228W. The Department currently sponsors three executive agencies, as follows:

The Fire Service College

http://www.fireservicecollege.ac.uk/

The Planning Inspectorate

http://www.planning-inspectorate.gov.uk/

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

http://www.qeiicc.co.uk/.

I refer the hon. Member to the agencies' websites via the links above. Available information on funding may be found in documents such as the agencies' corporate or business plans.