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Section 10-Non-resident donors;
Section 11-Non-resident lenders.
Officials have begun preliminary work on the prerequisites to implementation of these provisions. However, as stated during consideration of Lords Amendments to the Bill, we are practically unable to commence Sections 10 and 11 before the summer of 2010 due to their complex nature. Section 9, which requires donors to provide declarations as to the true origins of all donations of over £7,500, will be commenced alongside Sections 10 and 11 to ensure consistency in approach, which will be welcomed by those who make political donations, as well as parties and other recipients who will have to ensure that they comply with the additional declaration requirement.
The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Mr. Michael Wills): On 6 May, I informed the House that the Government had published a consultation document, "Archives for the 21st Century", asking for views on a proposed new policy for archival services. The Government specifically sought views on five main proposals to help the sector build the foundations for a more sustainable future and respond to the challenges of the digital information age.
This consultation closed on 12 August and the Government are grateful for all the responses they received from a wide range of individuals and organisations. Based on the feedback received, which was largely supportive, I have today laid before the House a revised and final version of the policy.
The policy outlines a new framework for the sustainable development and improvement of the publicly funded archive sector, which supports the sector and maximises opportunities to make archives accessible to an even wider range of people.
The National Archives and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council now wish to encourage professional bodies, individual institutions and other key stakeholders to help them shape a detailed action plan. This will take forward the policy's five recommendations with the aim of strengthening this key part of the nation's historical, cultural and information infrastructure. Between today and the end of January 2010 they will be consulting widely on a draft of the plan, and developing it in light of comments received.
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Mr. Shaun Woodward): Subject to parliamentary approval the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) will be taking a 2009-10 Winter Supplementary Estimate. The effect this will have is to increase the NIO's DEL by £41,255,000 from £1,164,487,000 to £1,205,742,000.
The change in total DEL of £41,255,000 relates to funding of £3,000,000 from DEL Reserve for the European Elections held in May 2009 and the transfer of non-cash of £38,255,000 from depreciation to cost of capital and provisions.
The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Jim Murphy): Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) the Scotland DEL will be increased by £418,993,000 from £29,133,289,000 to £29,552,282,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital is set out in the following table:
the take-up of End Year Flexibility (EYF) by the Scottish Government amounting to £400,000,000;
International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) classification changes of £18,765,000.
a transfer of £228,000 from the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Attorney-General's total DEL will be increased by £8,271,000 from £736,695,000 to £744,966,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are set out in the following table:
|(*)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.|
(**)Capital DEL includes items treated as resource in Estimates and accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in budgets.
(***)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.
£4,300,000 to help fund the Compass Case Management System
£2,600,000 from the Victim Surcharge collections
£806,000 to provide support for the Local Criminal Justice Boards
£417,000 to help fund the prosecution of new offences introduced in the Road Safety Act 2006
The Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Offices (RCPO) element of the Attorney-General's total DEL will be decreased by £36,072,000 to £0 arising from a machinery of Government transfer to the Crown Prosecution Service as a result of the previously announced merger.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Chris Mole): My noble Friend the Secretary of State for the Department for Transport, Lord Adonis, has made the following Ministerial Statement:
The Essex Thameside franchise, currently operating as c2c, consists of services on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness in Essex. The current franchise is due to end in May 2011. The Department will be consulting on the new franchise specification over the spring of 2010, with a view to issuing an invitation to tender in the summer of 2010 and an announcement of the successful bidder in early 2011 to start the new franchise in May 2011.
The InterCity East Coast franchise is currently operated by the East Coast Main Line Company after the previous franchise, operated by National Express East Coast, was terminated. This franchise consists of services on the East Coast Main Line from London to Scotland, including Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. The Department will be consulting on the new franchise specification over the spring of 2010, with a view to issuing an invitation to tender in the autumn of 2010 and an announcement of the successful bidder in the summer 2011 to start the new franchise in November 2011.
I have today published the joint prior information notice (PIN) for the re-franchising of both the Essex Thameside and InterCity East Coast rail franchises, giving potential bidders further information and I have placed a copy in the Libraries of both Houses.
Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Transport departmental expenditure limit (DEL) for 2009-10 will be decreased by £301,000,000 from £14,438,677,000 to £14,137,677,000 and the administration budget will remain at £275,172,000.
Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital, are as set out in the following table:
|(*)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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