Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 14 March 2019.

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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, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2018 to Question 196793 on Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure, for what reason the annual real terms increase/(decrease) is -2% and the cumulative real terms decrease is 3% in 2011-12.

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

The answer on the 5th December 2018 contained an error in the table provided.

Please see below, corrected table.

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 – 2018/19, and the settlement as agreed at Autumn Statement 2016 for 2019/20 (which is subject to change).

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/ 19

2019/ 202

Total Resource DEL1

9.0

8.9

8.6

8.0

7.7

7.3

7.5

7.8

8.1

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

8.1

6.5

Annual real terms increase/(decrease)

-2%

-5%

-9%

-5%

-6%

0%

2%

3%

-20%

Cumulative real terms decrease

-2%

-7%

-15%

-19%

-24%

-24%

-23%

-21%

-37%

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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