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Housing Corporation Powers

The Minister for Housing and Planning (Yvette Cooper): The Government will legislate to modernise the Housing Corporation's decision making arrangements as necessary, at the earliest opportunity. This will clarify its ability to delegate decisions from the Board to subcommittees and to officers.

EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Spring Supplementary Estimate

The Secretary of State for Education and Skills (Ruth Kelly): Subject to Parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department for Education and Skills Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) (including the Office for Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools (OFSTED) which has a separate Estimate) will be increased by £264,668,000 from £30,765,762,000 to £31,030,430,000 and the administration costs limits will be increased by £337,000 from £276,418,000 to £276,755,000.

Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are set out in the following table:
DfESResourcesCapital
ChangeNew DELOf which:ChangeNew DELOf which:
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-voted
£000£000£000£000£000£000£000£000
RfR1330,22725,319,6347,810,70617,508,928-184,7773,995,5712,600,2711,395,300
RfR282,767998,740998,740058,647322,814322,8140
RfR3-22,196173,057173,0570014140
Ofsted0220,000220,000006006000
Sub-total390,79826,711,4319,202,50317,508,928-126,1304,318,9992,923,6991,395,300
Depreciation*10,270-37,573-12,247-25,3260000
Total401,06826,673,8589,190,25617,483,602-126,1304,318,9992,923,6991,395,300



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



Within the Administration Cost limits changes, the impact is set out in the following table:
DfESOriginalChangeRevised
£000£000£000
DfES (RfR1)251,748337252,085
OFSTED24,670024,670
Total276,418337276,755

Resource DEL

The increase in the resource element of the DEL of £390,798,000 arises from a £445,175,000 decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL and an increase of £835,973,000 in the non-voted element of the resource DEL mainly to the Department's Non-Departmental Public Bodies.

Voted Resource DEL

The £445,175,000 decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL arises from:

RFR 1

A £785,273,000 movement to non-voted, to support Schools and Teachers £226,489,000, to support Further Education and Lifelong Learning £427,958,000, to support Higher Education £118,192,000 and to support Children and Families £12,634,000. A movement from Schools capital £148,065,000 for City Academies £125,934,000, for Information Technology in Schools £13,369,000, Music and Ballet Schools £1,502,000 and for the Children and Workforce Development Council £7,260,000. The take up of End Year Flexibility of £29,267,000 for 14–19 Year Old programmes £16,615,000, Schools Standards £3,992,000, City Technology Colleges £3,790,000, Offender education £3,275,000, Foundation Degrees £1,000,000, Departmental Publicity and Research £539,000 and Derby College £56,000. A movement from RFR2 £29,800,000 for Childcare Support. A movement from RFR3 £22,196,000 for Local Area Agreements. A reduction of £56,900,000 of receipts for the Scientific Research Investment Fund. An increase of £3,586,000 in receipts for the Knowledge Transfer Funding for
 
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Universities. Transfers from the Cabinet Office £337,000 for the Parliamentary Council Office, from the Home Office £500,000 for Offender Education. Transfers to the Home Office £1,000,000 for the Leave to Remain Programme, the Department of Constitutional Affairs £2,743,000 for the Children's Adoption Act, to the Department of Health £125,000 for the Bichard Vetting Project and to the National Assembly for Wales £84,000 for students studying at the Open University.

RFR2

A movement to RFR1 voted of £29,800,000 for Childcare Support. The take up of End Year Flexibility £112,567,000 for Sure Start current £74,758,000 and capital £37,809,000 grants.

RFR3

A movement to RFR1 of £22,196,000 for Local Area Agreements.

Administration Cost Limits

The £337,000 increase in the Administration Cost Limit arises from the transfer from the Cabinet Office for the Parliamentary Council's Office.

Non-voted Resource DEL

The £835,973,000 increase in Non-voted resource DEL arises from the movement of £785,273,000 from RFR1 voted resource DEL. The take up of End Year Flexibility £39,588,000 for Higher Education Funding Council for England Science and Research £33,000,000, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority modernisation £6,338,000, Adult Learning Inspectorate administration £250,000. The movement from voted schools capital £50,000,000 for Higher Education Funding Council for England teaching infrastructure. A reduction of £56,900,000 Higher Education Funding Council for England for the Scientific Research Investment Fund and an increase of £3,586,000 for the Knowledge Transfer Funding for Universities. Transfers from the Department of Health £18,979,000 for University Medical Schools £10,500,000, Pensions Indexation £5,669,000, Clinical Academies £2,328,000 and College Social work £482,000. Transfer to the National Assembly for Wales £4,553,000 for students studying at the Open University.

Capital DEL

The decrease in the capital element of the DEL of £126,130,000 arises from a £210,769,000 decrease in the voted element of capital DEL and an increase of £84,639,000 in the non-voted element of capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £210,769,000 decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL arises from:

RFR1

A £82,640,000 movement to non-voted to support Schools and Teachers £77,867,000, to support Further Education and Lifelong Learning £3,901,000 and support for Higher education £872,000. A movement to voted resource £148,065,000 for City Academies £125,934,000, for Information Technology in Schools £13,369,000, Music and Ballet Schools £1,502,000 and for the Children and Workforce Development Council £7,260,000. A movement to non-voted capital £50,000,000 for Higher Education Funding Council for England teaching
 
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infrastructure. The take up of End Year Flexibility of £11,289,000 for Cybrarian capital modernisation £10,450,000 and Secure Accommodation £839,000.

RFR2

The take up of End Year Flexibility of £58,647,000 for Local Authority Capital grants.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £84,639,000 increase in the non-voted capital DEL arises from the movement of £82,640,000 from voted capital DEL. The take up of End Year Flexibility £1,999,000 for Education Funding Council for England Technology Institutions £982,000, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority capital investment £820,000, Sector Skills Development Agency capital investment £195,000 and Investors in People capital investment £2,000.

ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

Spring Supplementary Estimate

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Jim Knight): Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs DEL will be increased by £187,231,000 from £3,164,819,000 to £3,352,050,000 and the Administration Budget will be increased by £30,311,000 from £342,064,000 to £372,375,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
New DEL
£000s
ChangeVotedNon-votedTotal
Resource141,7012,400,367772,5353,172,902
Capital45,530253,953130,277384,230
Depreciation*--42,771-162,311-205,082
Total184,5312,611,549740,5013,352,050



*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) take up of £57,000,000 administration resources through end year flexibility; (ii) a switch of £5,000,000 from administration resources to capital; (iii) a transfer from the Cabinet Office of £311,000,000 of administration resources for Parliamentary Counsel costs; (iv) a transfer to the Welsh Assembly of £110,000 of programme resources for policy advice; a transfer from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland of £1,500,000 of programme resources for the National Fallen Stock scheme; (v) transfer from the Department of Health of £60,000,000 for the Over Thirty Months scheme; (vi) take up of £8,000,000 of programme resources through end year flexibility; (vii) take up of £20,000,000 of programme resources from the reserve for Fuel Poverty;

The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from (i) take up of £40,530,000 of capital through end year flexibility; (ii) a switch of £5,000,000 from administration resources to capital.
 
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