Local Government

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour, Hendon

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total cost of the Local Government Standards Board was in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

The information requested is tabled as follows:

£ million
Grant paid to the Standards Board for England
2003–04 8.944
2004–05 8.94
2005–06 (12)9.181

(12) Expected.

These figures represent the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's annual funding to the Standards Board. Grant funding enables the board and the Adjudication Panel to undertake the full range of their responsibilities, including the investigation by board officials of allegations of misconduct by local authority members, the issuing of guidance to authorities on conduct issues and the determination of cases by tribunals of Adjudication Panel members.

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