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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the expenditure his Department will incur on UK Trade and Investment in each financial year from 2009-10 to 2014-15. (257651)

UK Trade & Investment is a joint department of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), working also in close partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

UK Trade & Investment has three main funding streams. UKTI Programme for front line delivery, BERR administration, which is mainly for staff based in the UK, and FCO programme and administration, which pays for the operation of the overseas network.

UKTI's budgets are agreed as part of the spending review process with HM Treasury. The current spending review period covers the years 2008-09 to 2010-11. Our estimate of expenditure for 2009-10 and 2010-11 is:

£ million

2009-10

2010-11

UKTI Programme

91.4

91.2

BERR Admin

52.7

52.1

FCO Resource

166.4

165.4

Total

310.5

308.7

These figures are subject to UKTI's annual corporate planning and annual parliamentary approval. We have not been allocated any formal budgets beyond this time frame.