Public Expenditure

Treasury written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Liberal Democrat, Yeovil

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the spending of each Department in 2008-09 prices was in (a) 1996-97, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Spend for 2009-10 and 2008-09 are sourced directly from PESA, July 2010, Cm 7890. Due to changes in the budgeting framework and machinery of Government the Treasury is unable to provide figures which are fully consistent back to 1996-97. Treasury only maintains the last five years on a consistent basis (i.e. updated to reflect the changes highlighted above). The data for 1996-97 is sourced from PESA 1999-2000, Cm 4201.

The data provided are, therefore, not fully comparable.

PESA 1999-2000, 2008-09 prices
1996-97 outturn
DEL
Education and Employment 18,811
Health 45,344
DETR - Main programme 12,981
DETR - Local Government and Regional Policy 42,053
Home Office 8,642
Legal Departments 3,527
Defence 28,713
Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1,414
International Development 2,814
Trade and Industry 4,471
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 2,848
Culture, Media and Sport 1,288
Social Security (administration) 4,719
Scotland 17,329
Wales 8,693
Northern Ireland 7,192
Chancellor's Departments 3,875
Cabinet Office 1,552
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Social Security benefits 120,513
Housing Revenue Account Subsidies 5,618
Common Agricultural Policy 3,932
Exports Credits Guarantee Department 91
Net public service pensions 6,714
National Lottery 489
Total departmental spending 353,624
PESA 2010, 2008-09 prices
2008-09 outturn 2009-10 estimated outturn
Total spending by departmental group:
Education 62,999 66,478
Health 108,674 117,712
Transport 13,260 14,399
CLG Communities 12,307 13,688
CLG Local Government 25,433 25,585
Business, Innovation and Skills 22,795 26,576
Home Office 10,560 10,899
Justice 10,166 10,670
Law Officers' Departments 731 721
Defence 40,488 44,129
Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2,145 2,265
International Development 5,830 6,870
Energy and Climate Change 4,079 6,702
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2,864 2,971
Culture, Media and Sport 6,733 6,970
Work and Pensions 143,356 153,756
Scotland 29,590 30,553
Wales 14,382 15,383
Northern Ireland Executive 15,470 16,530
Northern Ireland Office 1,582 1,444
Chancellor's Departments 161,576 79,449
Cabinet Office 9,306 9,608
Independent Bodies 798 841
Allowance for Shortfall - -2,557
Total departmental spending 705,125 661,642

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