Culture Media and Sport
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he expects his Department to underspend its budget for 2012-13; and what estimate he has made of any such underspend.
John Penrose (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport; Weston-Super-Mare, Conservative)
The Office for Budget Responsibility will forecast underspends in Departmental Expenditure Limits as part of their Economic and Fiscal Outlook in the autumn and the Government itself will publish the full detail of plans and outturn for all Departments after the end of the financial year, usually in September, as part of the Transparency Agenda. HM Treasury publish outturn data for all Departments from the COINS database, available on the Treasury website on a quarterly basis. Forecasts for 2012-13 outturn by Department will be published at Budget 2013.