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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much money was re-allocated from her Department to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its predecessor in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and for what reason in each case. (291219)

[holding answer on 16 September 2009]: The information is as follows:

(a) The Department for Work and Pensions transferred £645,000 for 2008-09 to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its predecessor, of which £330,000 was in respect of the extension of compensation to all sufferers of Mesothelioma, and £315,000 in respect of the Government Skills Strategy.

(b) The Department for Work and Pensions transferred £975,000 for 2009-10 to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its predecessor, of which £660,000 was in respect of the extension of compensation to all sufferers of Mesothelioma, and £315,000 in respect of the Government Skills Strategy.