Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a statement of his Department's expenditure in each of the last 36 months; and what steps his Department is taking to avoid an annual underspend.
Owen Paterson (Secretary of State, Northern Ireland; North Shropshire, Conservative)
Comparable figures for the Department as it is now configured are not available following the completion of devolution of policing and justice functions on
The Department is committed to publishing the 2011-12 audited financial statements by July 2012.
The Department has in place a budget management process that allows the board to review any budget variances on a monthly basis and, if necessary, amend the budget allocation to ensure that funds are used as efficiently and effectively as possible.