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Supplementary Estimates

The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Ms Patricia Hewitt): Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, UK Trade & Investment's Resource DEL will be increased by £1,800,000 from £97,287,000 to £99,087,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are set out in the following table:
 
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£'000

New DEL
ChangeVotedNon-votedTotal
Resource1,80099,087099,087
Capital02480248
Depreciation *0-1870-187
Total1,80099,148099,148




*Depreciation, which forms part of resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.




The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from;

i) utilisation of £2,000,000 from the unused balance of the Department's end-year flexibility entitlement to meet increased requirement for resources particularly in the regions and on inward investment.

ii) a transfer of resources to the Department of Transport of £200,000 in respect of the travel costs for the special representative for International Trade and Investment.

Supplementary Estimates

The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Ms Patricia Hewitt): The Postal Services Commission capital DEL will by increased by £135,000 from £150,000 to £285,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
£'000

New DEL
ChangeVotedNon-votedTotal
Resource0101
Capital135150135285
Depreciation*0-4000-400
Total135-249135-114




*Depreciation, which forms part of resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.




The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from draw-down of end-year flexibility of £135,000 to fund investment of IT.

There is no change to the resource element of the DEL.

Supplementary Estimates

The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Ms Patricia Hewitt): Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets Net Cash Requirement will be increased by 5,771,000 from £1,785,000 to £7,556,000. The administration costs limits and DEL will remain unchanged. The impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
£'000

New DEL
ChangeVotedNon-votedTotal
Resource701,000-701,000
Capital950,000-950,000
Depreciation*-1,250,000--1,250,000
TotalNIL401,000-401,000








 
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The increased net cash requirement arises from a cash payout in July 2004 to surrender an onerous building lease contract. There is no change in the administration cost or DEL because the financial impact in the form of a provision was taken in a previous financial year.

TRANSPORT

Supplementary Estimates

The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Alistair Darling) : Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Transport DEL for 2004–05 will be increased by £192,077,000 from £10,751,785,000 to £10,943,862,000 and the administration costs limits will be decreased by £12,843,000 from £228,327,000 to £215,484,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
£'000

New DEL
ChangeVotedNon-votedTotal
Resource313,1794,245,6833,518,5937,764,276
Capital-126,2972,068,5961,457,1133,525,709
Depreciation*5,195-329,801-16,322-346,123
Total192,0775,984,4784,959,38410,943,862




*Depreciation, which forms part of resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.




The £247,422,000 increase in the voted resource element of the DEL arises from: (i)

take up of £106,311,000 end year flexibility, comprising: (a)

£74,609,000 for the London and Continental Railways maintenance depot at temple Mills; (b)

£4,500,000 for Rail Accident Investigation Branch costs; (c)

£10,328,000 for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency; (d)

£11,500,000 for the Highways Agency Dartford Crossing Maintenance Fund; (e)

£2,500,000 for services purchased by the central department from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency; (f)

£356,000 for the Mobility and Inclusion Unit in respect of the Forum of Mobility Centre's e-business systems; and (g)

£2,518,000 for subsequent transfer to Department for Culture, Media and Sport in respect of the provision of improved public transport facilities for Wembley National Stadium.

(ii) a net transfer of £3,887,000 to other Government Departments, comprising: (a)

£4,000,000 to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in respect of Wembley National Stadium (including the £2,518,000 funded from end year flexibility);
 
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(b)

£344,000 to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in respect of ports and telephony services (administration costs) (£174,000) and programme costs in respect of government decontamination and recovery services (£170,000); partly offset by (c)

£200,000 from UK Trade and Investment in respect of travel costs for the Special Representative of International Trade and Investment; (d)

£100,000 from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the Hamilton project; (e)

£77,000 from the Department for Work and Pensions (Health and Safety Executive) in respect of central administration costs; (f)

a net transfer of £46,000 from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in respect of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for counselling and support services (£30,000); the Highways Agency (administration costs) (£45,000); Vehicle Certification Agency programme costs (£3,000); partly offset by a net transfer in respect of central administration costs (£32,000); and (g)

£34,000 from the Office of National Statistics in respect of central administration costs. (iii)

a net transfer from non-voted resource provision of £1,177,000 comprising: (a)

a reclassification of £2,750,000 to voted Central Administration from the non voted Departmental Unallocated Provision; (b)

a reclassification of £1,273,000 to voted Highways Agency administration from the non voted Departmental Unallocated Provision; partly offset by (c)

£1,546,000 transfer from Central Administration to non voted provision for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency trading fund; and (d)

£1,300,000 transfer to non voted provision for the British Transport Police Authority. (iv)

a net transfer from non-voted capital provision of £143,821,000 comprising: (a)

£133,821,000 to fund the maintenance depot at Temple Mills, Northern Ticket Hall Kings Cross and St Pancras works; and (b)

£10,000,000 for the extension of the National Cycle network in schools. (v)

£12,793,000 reclassification of front line staff (administration costs to programme) for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (£10,263,000), Air Accident Investigation Branch (£2,184,000) and Radioactive Materials Transport (£346,000). (vi)

With the agreement of HM Treasury, the expenditure of the Vehicle Certification Agency has been reclassified as programme. This is in line with the recommendations made by Sir Peter Gershon in his Efficiency Review that the application of administration costs limits should not result in cuts to outputs of front-line services undertaken by civil servants. The Department for Transport therefore no longer has a net administration costs limit.

Within the non-voted resource element of the DEL, there has been an increase of £65,757,000 comprising: (i)

take up of £70,289,000 end year flexibility, comprising:
 
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(a)

£66,000,000 for the Strategic Rail Authority; and (b)

£4,289,000 for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency trading fund; (ii)

a net transfer of £1,177,000 to voted resource; and (iii)

a net transfer of £3,355,000 to non voted capital comprising: (a)

£3,925,000 for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency trading fund: partially offset by (b)

£570,000 to fund Cycle Parking at Railways project.

As a result of the above changes to the resource element of the DEL there has been a net decrease of £12,843,000 in the gross administration costs limit, from £228,327,000 to £215,484,000.

The increase of £11,216,000 in the voted capital element of the DEL arises from: (i)

a take up of £10,299,000 end year flexibility comprising: (a)

£7,999,000 in respect of Home Zones' Challenge Fund project; and (b)

£2,300,000 for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in respect of the Portland Helicopter Hangar; (ii)

a transfer of £1,517,000 from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Central Administration; partially offset by (iii)

a transfer of £600,000 to non voted capital provision for the British Transport Police Authority;

The net decrease of £137,513,000 in the non-voted capital element of the DEL arises from: (a)

Take up of £2,353,000 end year flexibility for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency trading fund; (b)

A transfer of £600,000 from voted capital; (c)

A transfer of £143,821,000 to voted resource; and (d)

A net transfer of £3,355,000 from non voted resource.

The increases will be offset by inter-departmental transfers or charged to the DEL Reserve and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.


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