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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by her Office to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10. (266337)

No capital expenditure has been brought forward by the Government Equalities Office for 2008-09 or for 2009-10.

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what her latest estimate is of capital expenditure of the Government Equalities Office in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement. (268131)

The information is as follows:

(a) The Government Equalities Office expects to spend £2 million on capital expenditure in 2008-09.

(b) and (c) The Department has a capital budget of £7 million for 2009-10 and 2010-11.

(d) The Government have not set Departments’ Capital DEL budgets for years beyond 2010-11. Capital budgets for 2011-12 and beyond are a matter for the next spending review.