Departments: Public Expenditure

Home Department written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Shadow Paymaster General

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expenditure threshold is above which spending decisions by his Department require Treasury approval.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality)

The Home Office requires specific Treasury approval to commit resources and/or incur expenditure above the following thresholds:

Capital projects—information technology, lands and buildings, on a private finance initiative basis or otherwise—£100,000,000;

Disposal of fixed assets—£5,000,000;



Bad debts—£10,000,000




Abandoned/waived claims—£50,000

Gifts (cash or assets)—£100,000


Compensation payments—£20,000

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.