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A transfer of £381,000 to the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (OFSTED) to take on the role of the former Adult Learning Inspectorate.
Technical adjustment to move £1,234,000 from voted to match departmental capital DEL with agreed Comprehensive Spending Review aggregates.
A technical adjustment to move £2,981,000 to voted capital DEL to match agreed Comprehensive Spending Review aggregates.
The Minister for Children, Young People and Families (Beverley Hughes): The Deputy UK Permanent Representative, Anne Lambert, will attend the Youth Council on 16 November. The agenda items are as follows:
Ministers will be asked to adopt a Resolution on implementing common objectives for voluntary activities of young people. The Resolution reflects one of the thematic priorities of the ongoing Open Method of Coordination for youth and also contributes to the joint Presidency priorities for 2007-08 of better social and professional integration of young people. The UK is broadly in favour of this document as it currently stands and particularly supports its emphasis on the positive contribution many young people make to society.
Ministers are expected to agree Conclusions on a transversal approach to youth policy. The Conclusions call for a more cross-cutting, mainstreaming approach to youth policy across education and employment in the context of the Lisbon Agenda. The UK supports this approach.
There will be an exchange of views on better consideration of youth issues in the implementation of the Lisbon strategy and implementing the European Youth Pact. The UK believes that the Youth Pact is best implemented through the National Reform Programmes and is anxious to avoid any additional burdens around youth-specific reporting.
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Hazel Blears): Subject to Parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department for Communities and Local Government's Departmental Expenditure Limits for 2007-08 will change as follows:
1. The Department for Communities and Local Government's Main Programmes DEL will be increased by £162,822,000 from £10,211,203,000 to £10,374,025,000 and the administration budget will also be increased by £5,245,000 from £290,762,000 to £296,007,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
|(1) The total of Administration budget' and Near-cash in resource DEL' figures may well be greater than total resource DEL due to the definitions overlapping.|
(2) Capital DEL includes items treated as resource in Estimates and accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in budgets
(3) 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.
(a) £1,476,000 from the Invest to Save Budget comprising £463,000 for a project for Homelessness; £682,000 for the Transactional European Regional Development Fund and State- Aid project and £331,000 for the Cheshire Project for Fire Services
(ii) a transfer of £1,700,000 from Fire Publicity- (Main DEL) Request for Resources (RfR 1) to Best Value Inspection (Local Government DEL -RfR2) to support Audit Commission Comprehensive Performance Assessment Inspection work on Fire and Rescue Authorities.
(b) £4,526,000 to reflect Machinery of Government Changes comprising £641,000 to the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (DBERR) for regional policy administrative functions and £3,885,000 to the Government Equalities Office for Equalities functions.
(d) £538,000 to reflect the transfer of £125,000 from the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for outstanding staff and accommodation costs from previous Machinery of Government changes and £413,000 from the Cabinet Office for the work of Parliamentary Counsel.
(v) an increase in receipts of £576,383,000 offsetting increases in provision of £553,217,000 for Local Area Agreements; £2,260,000 for Ordnance Survey trading fund; £120,000 for Residential Property Tribunal Service; £1,140,000 for Adult Facing Chronic Exclusion;£250,000 for Community Empowerment £5,000,000 for Payments for Data Mapping Services; £14,861,000 for Government Offices; £1,106,000 for Central Administration other current expenditure and £206,000 for Queen Elizabeth II Conference
Centre and reduction of £490,000 for Emergency Fire Service and £1,287,000 for Fire Services
(e) £2,000,000 from Energy Performance Certificates to the non voted Housing Corporation budget to allow the corporation to run a programme for the Registered Social Landlords sector for issuing Energy Performance Certificates following the launch of Home Information Packs on 1 August 2007;
(h) £7,409,000 from Departmental Unallocated Provision to voted programme comprising £1,255,000 to National Register of Social Housing to cover non cash costs; £500,000 to Coalfields Enterprise Fund to cover the cost of capital: £3,000,000 to E-planning to meet cost of capital charges and depreciation; £1,445,000 to Thames Gateway to cover previously unbudgeted non-cash costs; £143,000 to Residential Property Tribunal Service to cover unforeseen non-cash costs; £190,000 to supporting people administration to cover forecast cost of capital and depreciation charges and £876,000 to Fire Service College.
The change in the administration budget arises from a take up of End of Year Flexibility of £3,000,000 (see above section (i)) to cover the work of the central Department ; a net transfer from other Government Departments of £2,245,000 (see above section (iv)).
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