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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department's capital spending (a) was in each year from 2001-02 to 2007-08 and (b) is planned to be in each year from 2008-09 to 2014-15 in 2005-06 prices; and if he will make a statement. (253462)

We are unable to provide capital spending figures prior to 2002 as they do not take into account Machinery of Government changes that took place in June 2007. Table 1 details the capital spending for the current Department, as published in the 2008 departmental report (DAR).

Table 1: DCSF capital spending 2002-08

Outturn

Capital spending (£ million)

2002-03

2,730

2003-04

3,469

2004-05

4,068

2005-06

4,411

2006-07

4,053

2007-081

4,171

1 Actual Outturn as DAR 2007-08 figure was provisional at time of publication

The Department operates on comprehensive spending review cycles which currently extend to 31 March 2011 only. Figures from 2011-15 are not available at the present time. Table 2 is the Department's planned capital expenditure from 2008-11 at 2005-06 prices. These figures are based on the estimated Spring Supplementary figures and the gross domestic product (GDP) deflators published by Treasury on 23 December 2008.

Table 2: DCSF planned capital spending

Capital budget (£ million)

2008-09

5,499

2009-10

7,454

2010-11

6,180