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The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (Gillian Merron): Subject to Parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the National School of Government departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £802,000 from £415,000 to £1,217,000 and the administration costs limit will be £1,217,000. Voted Capital will increase by £401,000 to £1,270,000. These figures reflect a take up of End Year Flexibility from 2006-07 and a transfer of £200,000 from Resource to Capital.
|*The total of the Administration Budget' and the Near cash in Resource DEL' figures may well be greater than the total resource DEL, due to definitions overlapping.|
**Capital DEL includes items treated as resources in Estimates and Accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in Budgets.
***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 Leader of the House of Commons (Ms Harriet Harman): The Transfer of Functions (Equality) Order 2007 (No. 2914) confirms the establishment of the Government Equalities Office and details the functions that have transferred from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The transfer of functions from the Department of Communities and Local Government came into force on 12 October 2007.
Subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Government Equalities Office Departmental Expenditure Limit will be set at £73,430,000 and the administration budget will be set at £3,885,000. The Departmental Expenditure Limit includes £46,500,000 resource and £7,000,000 capital funding for the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.
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(3)Depreciation, which forms part of resource Departmental Expenditure Limit, is excluded from the total Departmental Expenditure Limit since capital Departmental Expenditure Limit includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Mr. Shaun Woodward): Subject to Parliamentary approval the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) will be taking a 2007/08 Winter Supplementary Estimate. The effect this will have is to increase the NIO's DEL by £190,138,000 from £1,163,537,000 to £1,353,675,000.
The change in total DEL of £190,138,000 relates primarily to the draw down of End Year Flexibility of £172,500,000 of which £69,500,000 is near cash resource and £103,000,000 is non-cash. There is an increase of £30,000,000 in respect of a change in the discount rate for police pensions; a resource budget transfer of £165,000 from the Cabinet Office; and a Machinery of Government change of £751,000 to transfer responsibility for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel to the Northern Ireland Court Service.
The cash draw down is in relation to the additional resource requirement for various business areas within the Department such as Political Inquiries, Public Prosecution Service, NIPS, YJA, Criminal Justice, Bloody Sunday Inquiry, PSNI, Probation Board and Policing Board. The non-cash element is required for Public Prosecution Service, Compensation Agency, Youth Justice Agency and PSNI.
The Secretary of State for Scotland (Des Browne): Subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) provision for the administration of the Scotland Office will be increased by £56,000 and the Scotland DEL will be increased by £786,601,000 from £26,270,808,000 to £27,057,409,000.
a transfer of £56,000 from the Scottish Executive
the take-up of End Year Flexibility (EYF) by the Scottish Executive amounting to £655,000,000;
a transfer of £25,947,000 from the Department for Transport;
a classification change in respect of the funding of the Scottish WaterCost of Capital of £130,100,000; and
a transfer of £56,000 to the Scotland Office.
Subject to Parliamentary approval of the Winter Supplementary Estimate, the Attorney General's DEL will be increased by £39,479,000 from £717,497,000 to £756,976,000 and the Administration budget will be increased by £7,382,000 from £112,261,000 to £119,643,000.
|(1)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.|
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