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Non-departmental Public Bodies

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 880W, on non-departmental public bodies, on how many occasions bodies for which his Department is responsible requested authority to incur expenditure above the delegated limits set out in their financial memoranda in the last 12 months. (247496)

In the last 12 months, my Department received 19 requests from our non-departmental public bodies for approval to incur expenditure above the delegated limits set out in their financial memoranda.