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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on (a) staffing costs, (b) IT equipment, (c) telecommunications, (d) stationery and office supplies, (e) utilities and (f) travel in each year since 1999. (276987)

The Scotland Office was established on 1 July 1999. The Scotland Office provides support services to the Office of the Advocate-General for Scotland (OAG) and prior to 2003-04, separate records were not maintained for the two offices. The spend was as follows:

Staffing costs

IT equipment

Telecommunications

Stationery and office supplies

Utilities1

Travel

1999-20002,3

2,026,094

20,732

20,164

22,207

55,946

212,402

2000-013

3,391,412

62,033

103,492

25,270

104,687

360,085

2001-023

3,898,927

44,761

99,709

24,478

118,613

332,560

2002-033

4,368,496

94,330

90,379

25,294

123,244

322,377

2003-04

2,615,587

6,385

93,769

16,858

123,487

196,256

2004-05

2,201,361

80,484

11,314

133,103

163,541

2005-06

1,904,782

5,843

86,560

16,415

138,399

168,156

2006-07

1,935,725

76,286

17,955

156,596

182,609

2007-08

2,287,135

82,793

18,943

119,365

184,240

1 The information relates to buildings where Scotland Office are major occupiers. Costs relating to buildings shared with the Scottish Executive are not separately identifiable.

2 Part year.

3 Scotland Office and OAG.