HL Deb 14 September 2004 vol 664 cc177-8WA
Lord Glentoran

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much has been spent on consultations since June 2001 by each government department in Northern Ireland. [HL3519]

Baroness Amos

The amount of money spent on consultation exercises undertaken by the government departments in Northern Ireland since June 2001 is shown in the attached table. Figures relate to core departments, excluding agencies and NDPBs.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development 52,840
The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure 31,918.43
The Department of Education 576,529
The Department of the Environment 147,589
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment 49,125
The Department for Employment and Learning 145,594
The Department of Finance and Personnel 5,477
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety 374,378

The Department for Regional Development 178,164
The Department for Social Development 232,562.04
The Northern Ireland Office 28,347
The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister 499,171
Total 2,321,694.47