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Departmental Cost Savings

Scotland written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what amount of administrative cost savings was made by his Department in 2012-13; and what amount of savings are planned to be made in 2013-14.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General had an administrative cost underspend of £220,000 in 2012-13. During 2013-14 the offices have reduced travel costs and the costs of running office accommodation in Edinburgh and London and we also expect to show an underspend at year end.

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