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Northern Ireland Office: Block Grant

Volume 692: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 25 April (WA 142), how much has been allocated to the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) departmental expenditure limit in each of the last five years; to what the NIO has allocated its funds; and what consultation and equality assessment was conducted prior to the allocations. [HL3505]

The following table shows the amounts that have been allocated to the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) in each of the last five years as per the annual published Treasury Spring Supplementary Estimates.

2002-03 £000s

2003-04 £000s

2004-05 £000s

2005-06 £000s

2006-07 £000s

Resource DEL

1,165,361

1,136,389

1,203,735

1,235,529

1,281,828

Capital DEL

41,575

72,852

82,736

65,348

85,329

The following tables show the resources allocated to the various NIO operational directorates, agencies, legal offices and non-departmental public bodies as per the 2007 NIO departmental report.

Resource Outturn

2002-03 £000s

2003-04 £000s

2004-05 £000s

2005-06 £000s

2006-07 Estimated £000s

Policing and Security

790,906

763,538

880,460

858,570

881,743

Criminal Justice

22,638

19,647

23,217

26,889

27,679

Public Prosecution Service

14,315

19,339

22,619

25,135

34,364

Prisons

149,162

112,194

114,175

129,349

138,757

Compensation Agency

33,601

28,482

26,230

45,099

41,595

Bloody Sunday Inquiry

27,037

30,411

12,411

9,397

6,687

Youth Justice Agency

0

12,822

14,864

18,970

28,929

Other

58,138

57,531

55,551

69,802

110,076

Total Resource Outturn

1,095,797

1,043,964

1,149,527

1,183,211

1,269,830

Capital Outturn

2002-03 £000s

2003-04 £000s

2004-05 £000s

2005-06 £000s

2006-07 Estimated £000s

Policing and Security

35,276

28,756

46,636

35,010

40,140

Criminal Justice

702

1,042

2,416

1,853

19,275

Public Prosecution Service

321

1,240

186

721

1,196

Prisons

13,280

14,637

11,902

10,301

13,000

Compensation Agency

582

205

630

529

215

Bloody Sunday Inquiry

0

0

0

0

0

Youth Justice Agency

0

1,959

623

6,981

475

Other

3,261

1,909

8,365

94

6,028

Total Capital Outturn

53,422

49,748

70,758

55,489

80,329

Funding allocations are considered and agreed by the NIO departmental board. Consultation was undertaken at departmental board level before allocations were agreed.