§ Mr. Kidney
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he intends to take to monitor the spending by Departments of their capital allocations. 
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
[holding answer 20 July 2000]: Capital spending is monitored by monthly returns from Departments to the Treasury. In addition, as part of the 2000 Spending Review, each Department has been asked to prepare Departmental Investment Strategies setting out their plans for allocating and managing future investment. These will be published in the autumn.