Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the real terms change was in his Departmental Resource Budget, excluding income received in each year since 2010; and what estimate he has made of the real terms change in that budget in each year until 2022.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Holding answer received on 03 December 2018

The table below shows the annual change in the Ministry of Justice’s available total resource funding from HM Treasury, including depreciation, in real terms to 2019/20. Budgets for the years 2020/21 and 2021/22 will be set in the next Spending Review. The figures below represent HMT funding received for 2010/11 – 2017/18, and settlements as agreed at Autumn Statement 2016 for 2018/19 – 2019/20 (which are subject to change).

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/ 192

2019/ 202

Total Resource DEL1

9.0

8.9

8.6

8.0

7.7

7.3

7.5

7.8

6.9

6.6

Total Resource DEL (restated in 2018/19 prices)

10.2

10.0

9.5

8.6

8.2

7.7

7.7

7.9

6.9

6.5

Annual real terms increase/(decrease)

-2%

-5%

-9%

-5%

-6%

0%

2%

-12%

-7%

Cumulative real terms decrease

3%

-2%

-11%

-16%

-21%

-21%

-19%

-29%

-33%

1 Includes both fiscal and non-fiscal funding from HM Treasury. Excludes capital spend. 2 Based on the SR15 Settlement, with revisions as agreed at AS16. The Ministry continues to engage with HM Treasury on the department’s funding requirements ahead of the Spending Review in 2019.

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