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Forensic Science NI: Finance

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what budget was allocated to Forensic Science NI in each of the last five years. (264741)

Forensic Science NI is primarily funded to carry out its business from income it generates from its customers, with the remainder provided by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) centrally.

£000

NIO funding

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Customer income

7,369

8,182

8,429

9,090

9,373

NIO Resource DEL

1,217

1,446

1,437

1,927

1,535

Total

8,586

9,628

9,866

11,017

10,908

NIO Capital DEL

381

371

1,260

1,524

1,343

Note:

Customers include PSNI, State Pathologist's Department, Police Ombudsman, Private customers etc.

The agency in 2008-09 had £10,908,000 resource and £1,343,000 capital in monies to fund activities.