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The Department of Health DEL has increased by £7,208,000 made up of:

The Department of Health's administration cost limit has increased by £6,370,000 as described above.

There is no change to the Food Standards Agency element of the DEL.

Home Department

Departmental Expenditure Limit (2007-08)

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Jacqui Smith): Plans of changes to the Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) and administrative budget for 2007-08.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Home Office’s Departmental Expenditure Limits for 2007-08 will be increased by £8,068,000 from £9,247,819,000 to £9,255,887,000 and the administration budget will be reduced by £19,540,000 from £414,140,000 to £394,600,000.

Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:

ChangeNew DEL£'000
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource DEL

(3,021)

(437)

7,941,122

718,332

8,659,454

Of which:

0

0

0

0

0

Administration Budget(1)

4,502

(24,042)

394,600

0

394,600

Near cash in RDEL(1)

4,954

(8,110)

7,830,180

659,654

8,489,834

Capital(2)

11,224

0

472,179

291,507

763,686

Less depreciation(3)

7,975

(7,673)

(107,495)

(59,758)

(167,253)

Total

16,178

(8,110)

8,305,806

950,081

9,255,887

(1)The total of the ‘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 total DEL since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.



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totalo/w near casho/w admin

(a)

£000’s

The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from:

(3,458)

(3,156)

(19,540)

Transfers from other Government Departments:

18,132

18,132

50

Increase in programme near cash for UK visas (Section K). This is a re-allocation of resource DEL from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

12,363

12,363

Increase in programme near cash to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Section X) for property related costs. This is a re-allocation of resource DEL from the Cabinet Office.

2,869

2,869

Increase in programme near-cash (Section K) for Assisted Voluntary Returns (AVR) and Public Expense Removal (PER) expenditure. This is a re-allocation of resource DEL from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

1,750

1,750

Increase in programme near cash to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Section X) following a transfer of functions from the Assets Recovery Agency.

1,000

1,000

Increase in programme near cash to the National Policing Improvement Agency (Section AH) following a transfer of functions from the Assets Recovery Agency.

100

100

Increase in near cash admin central support costs (Section M) following the Home Office and Ministry of Justice Machinery of Government transfer that took place in the winter Supplementary Estimate.

38

38

38

Increase in admin near cash (Section B) to reflect the policy transfer of the respect database. This is a re-allocation of resource DEL from the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

12

12

12

Transfers to other Government Departments:

(21,590)

(21,288)

(19,590)

Reduction in central support costs following the Home Office and Ministry of Justice machinery of Government transfer that took place in the Winter supplementary estimate

0

Admin near cash (Section M)

    (19,288)

    (19,288)

    (19,288)

Admin non-cash (Section M).

    (302)

    0

    (302)

Reduction in programme near cash (Section A) following a transfer of Criminal Justice IT resources to the Ministry of Justice.

(1,000)

(1,000)

Reduction in programme near cash from the Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) to the Ministry of Justice. This adjustment corrects a shortfall in the machinery of Government transfer that took place in the Winter supplementary Estimate.

(1,000)

(1,000)

(b)

CAPITAL

The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from:

11,224

End year flexibility:

43,262

Increase in capital grants (Section O) to meet the crime reduction and community safety group’s strategic objectives of ‘cutting crime, especially violent and drug-related crime, and ensuring people feel safer in their homes and daily lives, particularly through more visible, responsive and accountable local policing’.

20,000

Increase in Criminal Justice IT capital (Section O) to be transferred to the Ministry of Justice.

9,262

Increase in capital (Section K) to meet the Border and Immigration Agency’s strategic objective of ‘securing our borders, preventing abuse of our immigration laws and managing migration to the benefit of the UK’.

14,000

Transfers from other Government Departments:

20

Transfer from section O to correct a budget overpayment of criminal justice IT capital made to the Ministry of Justice in the winter supplementary estimate.

20

Transfers to other Government Departments:

(32,058)

Transfer of biometrics funding from section K to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

(22,396)

Transfer of criminal justice IT capital from section O to the Ministry of Justice.

(9,262)

Transfer from section M to the Ministry of Justice representing a contribution towards building improvement works at a shared service centre.

(400)


Innovation, Universities and Skills

The Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (Mr. John Denham): Subject to Parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be decreased by £348,341,000 from £18,087,949,000 to £17,739,608,000, the administration cost budget will be increased by £4,090,000 from £71,840,000 to £75,930,000.

Within the DEL, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:


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£’000
ChangeNEW DEL
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource DEL

-674,303

230,805

-4,415,296

20,089,015

15,673,719

Ofwhich

Administration budget (1)

4,090

-

75,930

0

75,930

Near-cash in DEL

-223,442

238,995

-5,396,338

19,950,469

14,554,131

Capital DEL(2)

13,652

81,505

-79,756

2,145,645

2,065,889

Less Depreciation(3)

-

9,292

-4,567

-119,465

-124,032

Total DEL

-660,651

321,602

-4,499,619

22,115,195

17,615,576

(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.


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