The Paymaster General (Dawn Primarolo): Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, HM Revenue and Customs departmental expenditure limit will be increased by £21,249,000 from £5,033,971,000 to £5,055,220,000 and the administration costs limit will be increased by £3,574,000 from £4,523,288,000 to £4,526,862,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from the draw down of £20,000,000 non-cash administration costs EYF as set out in the Public Expenditure Outturn White Paper; the draw down of £3,400,000 Resource Departmental Unallocated Provision, subsequently vired into capital; virement from administration costs to programme expenditure of £15,000,000; the balance reflects the net effect of PES transfers from the Cabinet Office of £1,974,000 administration costs in respect of Parliamentary Counsel Office funding; £707,000 programme expenditure to the Department for Transport to cover the cost of a transfer of work; £18,000 programme expenditure to Security and Intelligence Agencies as a contribution towards the purchase of computer-based tools.
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (John Healey): Subject to Parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, HM Treasury resource DEL will be increased by £914,000 from £256,064,000 to £256,978,000. The administration budget will be reduced by £5,313,000 from £166,854,000 to £161,541,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
The net change in the resource element of the DEL arises from the Machinery of Government change transferring the Government Social Research Unit from Cabinet Office to HM Treasury, £914,000 for 200506.
the draw down of £600,000 administration costs from the Financial Inclusion Fund for expenditure on the promotion of banking services to those on low incomes. £1 million of funding for the FIF was classified as Treasury non-voted DEL administration budget at the start of the year; the other £400,000 remains within non-voted DEL.
Increase in appropriations-in-aid within all three RfRs (RfR1 £10,702,000, RfR2 £500,000, RfR3 £325,000) with increased expenditure switching from RfR1 to RfR 2 for coinage spend, see above, and RfR 3 for expenditure relating to OGC's fee earning services.
Movement of OGC Efficiency Challenge Fund allocation from non-voted to voted, £2,422,000. The allocation for the ECF within non-voted DEL for 200506 was £7,800,000, and total forecast ECF expenditure for 200506 is £8,868,000. The other £6,446,000 of funding is being transferred from RfR 1, as above.
Transfer of capital spend from Core Treasury (RfR 1) to fund planned expenditure by OGC (RfR 3). The transfer is DEL neutral. In addition, non-operating appropriations in aid are increased by £1,380,000 to cover loan repayments from OGCbuying.solutions to OGC. The increased net provision is to finance OGC's spend on its domestic IT systems and capital improvements to its Norwich office.
The non-voted resource DEL of £35.4 million in the table above includes banking and gilts registration services provided by the Bank of England and Computershare, plus MEPs' salaries and the Civil List. Latest forecasts indicate that those activities are likely to underspend the provision by around £3.9 million in aggregate. In addition, £400,000 of the original £1 million provision for the Financial Inclusion Fund and £5,378,000 of the original £7.8 million provision for the Efficiency Challenge Fund have not been transferred to voted resource DEL and will not be applied in 200506.
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Ivan Lewis): Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, National Savings and Investments DEL will be increased by £2,500,000 from £179,794,000 to, £182,294,000 and the administration costs limits will be increased by
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£2,500,000 from £179,794,000 to, £182,294,000. Within DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are set out in the following table:
The increase in the DEL relates to resources only and arises from end year flexibility being drawn down. This is in order to allow National Savings and Investments to continue with the successful project investment, and to allow costs arising from more recent forecasts on the Evidence of Identity costs to be financed. More recent National Savings and Investments budgeting assumptions for 200506 showed an increase in costs associated with payments to Siemens Business Service (SBS) and other suppliers later in the year. These payments are necessary in order to meet National Savings and Investments financing targets.
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (John Healey): Subject to Parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Office for National Statistics DEL will increase by £178,000 from £170,924,000 to £171,102,000 and the administration budget will increase by £178,000 from £170,374,000 to £170,552,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from a drawdown of £100,000 from HM Treasury's Evidence Based Policy Fund to fund work on the Wealth and Assets survey and £78,000 Machinery of Government change from GAD for the transfer of certain responsibility for demographic projections.
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