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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of his Department’s capital underspend in 2009-10; and how much of that sum he proposes to return to the Exchequer. (284324)

The Home Office, as with other Departments, has regular discussions with the Treasury about its financial needs. These discussions cover the financial challenges facing the Department and include the resources associated with major programmes and whether there may be the risk of either over or underspending.