§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what has been the total cost of administration of his Department expressed in constant prices in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Luce
The total cost of administration of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including the Overseas Development Administration, expressed in 1982–83 prices in the last four years was
£ 1979–80 361,666,000 1980–81 356,084,000 1981–82 357,358,000 1982–83 370,885,000
This information is taken from the annual scrutinies of departmental running costs which only cover 1979–80 onwards.