Notes to the consolidated financial statements

Capital commitments

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31 March

 

2010
£m

2009
£m

Commitments for the acquisition of property, plant and equipment

8

29

Operating lease arrangements

Operating lease payments represent rentals payable by the Group for certain of its land, buildings, plant and equipment. Certain operating lease agreements allow for renewal at the end of the original term at the option of the Group.

At the balance sheet date the Group has outstanding commitments under non-cancellable operating leases which fall due as follows:

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31 March

 

2010
£m

2009
£m

Within one year

31

34

Later than one year and no later than five years

84

105

After five years

80

98

Total

195

237