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Main Estimates 2022-23

The Government published its initial spending plans for 2022-23 on 23 June 2022, in the Main Estimate 2022-23. This updated an initial publication from the 12 May 2022, to incorporate additional spending announced by the Government in the “Cost of Living Support” package on 26 May 2023.

The Backbench Business committee selected the following Estimates for debate:

Tuesday 5 July

    • The Spending of the Department for Work and Pensions on the cost of living measures: debate pack and link to debate in Hansard 
    • The Spending of the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales on measures to support the Welsh economy, and its consequences for the devolved institutions: debate pack and link to debate in Hansard 
    • The Spending of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on action on climate change and decarbonisation: debate pack and link to debate in Hansard 

    Wednesday 6 July 

    • The Spending of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on the strategy for international development: debate pack and link to debate in Hansard 

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Government Departments' Estimates memoranda

Government departments are required to produce an Estimates memorandum for the relevant select committee to explain what is proposed in their Main Estimate and how proposals compare to past spending plans.

Select Committees publish these memoranda on their webpages; for ease of reference links to those published so far are given below.

Smaller departments and pension funds' memoranda are below: