§ Mr. Letwin
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made towards the five per cent. reduction in real terms in her Department's administration budget by 2008 announced by the Chancellor in the House on 17 March,Official Report, column 331. 
§ Alun Michael
The real terms reduction of 5 per cent. or more will be a central feature of the public spending settlements for 2006–8 to be announced in detail later this year.