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Public Expenditure: Provisional Outturn

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009


My right honourable friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury (Liam Byrne) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The Treasury is today publishing the 2008-09 Public Expenditure Provisional Outturn White Paper.

The White Paper is an annual report to Parliament on the provisional outturn for public expenditure. It focuses on spending within departmental expenditure limits (DEL) and annually managed expenditure (AME), and includes information on individual supply estimates, and administration costs and near-cash limits.

The outturn figures are described as provisional because, in some cases, they will be revised when departments publish their final accounts.

A copy of the White Paper will be available in the Libraries of the House and will be accessible on the Treasury website.