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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much departmental underspend was carried over from financial years (a) 2000–01 to 2001–02 and (b) 2001–02 to 2002–03 (i) in total and (ii) in the health budget.
Table 6 of "Public Expenditure 2000–01—Provisional Outturn" (CM 5243) shows details of departmental entitlements to carry forward underspends from 2000–01 into 2001–02. The individual entitlements may also include an element of underspending from earlier years.
Details of the carry forward of 2001–02 underspends into 2002–03 are not available at present but will be announced before the summer recess.