§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much and what proportion of the Departmental Expenditure Limit for 2002–03 will he accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001–02; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
The Scotland Office Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) for 2001–02 was £7.236 million, of which approximately 51 per cent. was for staff costs. Information on what proportion of the DEL for 2002–03 will be accounted for by staff costs is not yet available.