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The change in total DEL of £146,802,000 relates to the draw down of End Year Flexibility of £89,334,000 (£81,534,000 resource and £7,800,000 capital); rephrasing of non-cash budgets from 2009-10 into 2008-09 of £12,184,000 for PNSI and Compensation Agency; additional funding of £12,250,000 for the implementation of FRS 17 and FRS 26; and resource and capital budget transfers with other government departments resulting in a net increase of £272,000.
The take up of End Year Flexibility is required to supplement baselines in Political Directorate, Criminal Justice Directorate, Northern Ireland Prison Service, Central Administration, Public Prosecution Service, Youth Justice Agency, Policing Non-Severance, Bloody Sunday Inquiry, Policing and Security and Compensation Agency.
The administration budget decreases by £1,260,000 from £77,285,000 to £76,025,000. This is due to the transfer of £1,726,000 from Administration to Programme for Forensic Science Northern Ireland and life Sentence Review Commissioners. Additionally there are resource budget transfers of £500,000 from the Department of Finance and personnel, Northern Ireland for accommodation costs; £28,000 to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland for staff costs; and £6,000 to the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills for the Skills Strategy for Government programme.
The increase in capital DEL of £7,960,000 reflects the budget transfer of £160,000 from the Department of Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland for energy costs in the Northern Ireland prison Service and the take up of £7,800,000 End Year Flexibility to meet additional capital requirements in the Northern Ireland Prison Service.
The change reflects the take up of End Year Flexibility of £225,000,000 (£125,000,000 resource and £100,000,000 capital); additions of £1,809,000 arising from the 2009 Pre Budget Report; net outward budget transfers to other departments of £2,748,000; a reduction of £50,880,000 for Northern Ireland Water as a result of it becoming a Government owned Company; an increase of £9,425,000 to take account of capital reprofiling from 2010-11.
The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Jim Murphy): 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 £1,300,000 and takes account of the following routine adjustment:
Following the ministerial statement on 13 January 2009 and discussions in the House on 15 January 2009, this subsequent statement provides further explanation of the Serious Fraud Offices access to an advance from the Contingencies Fund ahead of the forthcoming spring supplementary estimate.
The Serious Fraud Office is funded in a different way to most other departments. There are four elements to its funding: its core operations; its large, so-called blockbuster cases; modernisation and transformation programmes; and asset recovery receipts. In addition, like many departments the Serious Fraud Office is able, subject to the Treasurys approval, to use the end year flexibility scheme whereby previously unspent amounts are brought forward into a current financial year.
At the start of each year, the Serious Fraud Offices Main Estimate covers expenditure for its core operations. Additional funding for the other four funding elements, as above, are then authorised through the normal Supplementary Estimates processes and can fluctuate depending on activity.
Parliamentary approval for this years additional resources of £14.1 million will be sought in a Spring Supplementary Estimate for the Serious Fraud Office. This includes blockbuster funding, modernisation funding and monies from end year flexibility net of asset recovery receipts. This figure has recently reduced from the £15.45 million set out in the statement of 13 January 2009 as blockbuster case costs have been reduced this year.
Pending that approval, urgent cash expenditure estimated at £10.1 million, of the £14.1 million above, being balances in respect of blockbuster cases (£5.9 million) and the transformation programme (£5.4 million), less asset recovery receipts of £1.2 million, will be met by a repayable cash advance from the Contingencies Fund.
The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr. Geoffrey Hoon): Subject to Parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Transport departmental expenditure limit (DEL) for 2008-09 will be decreased by £11,270,000 from £13,239,009 to £13,227,739,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £11,200,000 from £281,926,000 to £293,126,000.
|(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|
(i) Take up of £11,200,000 near cash end year flexibility for administration pressures (£8,045,000)
(ii) £50,000 near cash transfer from non voted for administration pressures
(iii) Within the Administration Budget £3,800,000 of non-cash headroom has been converted to near cash, permitted under Treasury guidelines, to meet pressures in estates and aviation
(i) Treasury agreed increase of £462,718,000(*)( )non cash to reflect the accounting treatment of changes in fair values arising from the implementation of accounting standards FRS 25 and FRS 26 for: London and Continental railways (£300,000,000); Network Rails Debt Issuance Programme (£164,886,000); and the Air Travel Trust Fund (£-2,168,000); partially offset by the £462,718,000 is included in the £485,133,000 depreciation increase for the Spring Supplementary Estimate which also includes an increase of £26,215,000 for the Highways Agency partially offset by a decrease of £3,800,000 for central administration.
a. £369,383,000 near cash headroom from rail: for the net operating losses of London and Continental railways (£252,000,000); to the departmental unallocated provision in respect of programme slippage into 2009-10 (£104,928,000); and to cover a shortfall in Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency receipts (£12,455,000);
b. a transfer of £5,100,000 from headroom on other transport grants (£3,100,000) and aviation services, transport security and royal travel (£2,000,000) to the shared services transformation project; and
The Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Paul Murphy): The Welsh Assembly Governments Departmental Expenditure Limit will be increased by £99,949,000 from £14,256,819,000 to £14,356,768,000. The increase is a result of:
(a) Take-up of £68,800,000 EYF-Capital.
(b) Capital re-profiling of £28,180,000 from 2010-11 financial year.
(c) Transfer of £66,000 Near-Cash from Department for Children, Schools and Families.
(d) Transfer of £17,000 Near-Cash to the Department of Industry, University and skills.
(e) Increase of £2,920,000 Capital as a result of the Warm Front initiative announced in the 2008 pre-Budget report.
The transfers will be offset within the budgets of DCSF and DIUS and the take up of the end Year Flexibility will be charged to the Reserve and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure. The capital reprofiling and Warm Front additions will be met by an increase in the planned total of public expenditure as announced in the 2008 PBR.
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