This document contains the following information: Central Government supply estimates 2009 to 2010: main supply estimates (for the year ending 31 March 2010).
Supply estimates are the means by which the Government seeks authority from Parliament for its own spending each year.
These main estimates start this process and are presented to Parliament around the start of the financial year to which they relate. Detailed departmental estimates are included, and a Supplementary budgetary information publication (Cm. 7631, ISBN 9780101763127) presented alongside provides read-across between the figures in the main estimates and departmental reports.
The total resource expenditure for which authority is sought in the 2009-10 main estimates is £484.3 billion, and is consistent with the Government’s plans for public expenditure as set out in ‘Public expenditure: statistical analyses 2009’ (Cm. 7630, ISBN 9780101763028).
This paper was laid before Parliament in response to a legislative requirement or as a Return to an Address and was ordered to be printed by the House of Commons.