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Spring 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 2005–06 will be increased by £270,488,000 from £11,723,915,000 to £11,994,403,000 and the administration costs limits will be increased by £5,365,000 from £264,558,000 to £269,923,000.

Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
£'000
New DEL
ChangeVotedNon-VotedTotal
Resource:
Administration5,365265,9004,023269,923
Programme751,4446,009,1723,283,7269,292,898
Capital-94,1241,756,1761,445,3603,201,536
Depreciation*-392,197-760,131-9,823-769,954
Total270,4887,271,1174,723,28611,994,403



*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.


Resource Change: Administration (total increase of £5,365,000)

Voted: total increase of £5,365,000.

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(i) Partial repayment of £5,000,000 from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for Continuous Registration start up costs arising from receipts on the scheme; and

(ii) a transfer of £365,000 from the Cabinet Office (Parliamentary Counsel Office) to provide for the introduction of inter departmental charges for Parliamentary Counsel costs.

Resource Change: Programme (total increase of £751,444,000)

Voted: total decrease of £74,248,000

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(i) take up of £350,843,000 non cash reserve claim for the Highways Agency in respect of depreciation of the road network, writedown of fixed assets, net increase in provisions and loss on disposal of assets.

(ii) take up of £1,421,000 end year flexibility, comprising:

(a) £536,000 Invest to Save Budget for the Mobility and Inclusion Unit and;

(b) £885,000 for European Regional Development Fund projects.

(iii) £17,163,000 Machinery of Government transfer and equivalent receipts from the Cabinet Office in respect of the Government Car and Despatch Agency. The resource costs and income of the Agency are included within the DfT Administration Cost Limit.

(iv) a net transfer of £5,881,000 to other government departments comprising:

(a) £3,808,000 to the Ministry of Defence in respect of the National Metrological Programme and Severe Weather Warning Service;

(b) £2,280,000 to the Scottish Executive in respect of the change in responsibility for making payments to the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive from the Strategic Rail Authority;

(c) £500,000 to the Office of the Rail Regulator in respect of the write back of assets; partially offset by

(d) £707,000 from HM Revenue and Customs for the design panel funding associated with work on road pricing; and

(v) a net transfer to non-voted resource provision of £866,572,000 comprising:

(a) £796,265,000 to the Strategic Rail Authority to allow it to continue paying network grants until the end of the financial year;

(b) £21,753,000 to cover the shortfall in the Strategic Rail Authority budget arising from the reclassification of the British Rail Board (Residuary) as a public corporation where only its subsidy and borrowing score within DEL;

(c) £1,313,000 for the Rail Passenger Council;

(d) £13,822,000 in respect of an adjusted budget requirement for the Strategic Rail Authority, which is to continue making Network Grant payments until the end of 2005–06;

(e) £165,000 net reduction in utilisation of National Freight Company provision;

(f) £1,065,000 to cover Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency cost of capital and depreciation costs; and

(g) £32,189,000 to the Departmental Unallocated Provision including £31,604,000 arising from detrunking requirements transferred from the Highways Agency.

(vi) a net transfer of £442,141,000 from non voted resource provision.

(vii) a net transfer of £8,800,000 from the capital voted provision, comprising:

(a) £7,500,000 in respect of Trans European Network capital grants; and
 
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(b) £1,300,000 for development of improved e-services in DVO Group.

(viii) Increased receipts of £5,000,000 generated by the Continuous Registration scheme to support the equivalent increase on administration resource.

Non Voted: total increase of £825,692,000.

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(i) take up of £138,066,000 non cash reserve claim for the Highways Agency for an adjustment in respect of utilisation of provisions;

(ii) take up of £174,833,000 end year flexibility (including £58,540,000 vired from capital to capital grants) in respect of Network Grant;

(iii) a net transfer of £57,527,000 from the non voted capital Departmental Unallocated Provision for Network Grants;

(iv) a net transfer of £866,572,000 from the voted resource provision;

(v) a net transfer of £30,835,000 from voted capital provision in respect of Network Grant; partially offset by:

(vi) a transfer to the voted resource provision of £442,141,000 comprising:

(a) £391,729,000 machinery of government adjustment to reflect the transfer of Strategic Rail Authority activities to the Department;

(b) £7,100,000 from the Strategic Rail Authority to Rail Group budgets;

(c) £25,042,000 Channel Tunnel Rail Link de-risked capital grant budget to non—de-risked grants; and

(d) £18,270,000 cover reflecting increased Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency receipts.

Capital Change (total decrease of £94,124,000)

Voted: total decrease of £90,950,000

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(i) take up of £1,385,000 end year flexibility for European Regional Development Fund projects;

(ii) £1,110,000 Machinery of Government net transfer (including receipts of £150,000 from the Cabinet Office in respect of the Government Car and Despatch Agency);

(iii) £415,000 transfer from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in respect of its share of joint IT project costs;

(iv) £600,000 from capital non voted Departmental Unallocated Provision for the Promoting Sustainable Travel Initiatives;

(v) a transfer to non voted capital provision of £55,215,000 comprising:

(a) £39,571,000 for de-trunking;

(b) £5,500,000 for the British Transport Police Authority;

(c) a transfer of £3,506,000 to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for capital projects including Vehicle System Software Re-Platforming and PFI schemes;

(d) a transfer of £4,000,000 to the British Transport Police Authority (£3,327,000) and the Greater London Authority (£673,000);
 
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(e) £2,311,000 from National Air Traffic Services additional receipts to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency; and

(f) £327,000 from National Air Traffic Services additional receipts to the Greater London Authority.

(vi) a transfer of £30,835,000 to non voted resource provision;

(vii) a transfer of £8,800,000 to voted resource provision and;

(viii) reduction of £390,000 in the Highways Agency receipts to compensate for loss on sale of assets.

Non-Voted total decrease of £3,174,000

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(i) a transfer of £57,527,000 to resource non voted provision;

(ii) a transfer of £600,000 to capital voted provision;

(iii) £262,000 decrease in respect of increased Humber Bridge receipts; partially offset by:

(iv) a transfer of £55,215,000 from capital voted provision.


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