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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence (Mr Geoffrey Hoon) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
Ministry of Defence Votes A 200506, will be laid before the House on 22 February as HC 291. This outlines the maximum numbers of personnel to be maintained for service in the Armed Forces for the financial year 200506. Copies of these reports will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Ministry of Defence departmental expenditure limits will be increased by £1,099,372,000 from £30,344,938,000 to £31,444,310,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
Transfers totalling £383,000 from the Northern Ireland Office (£101,000) and from the Northern Ireland departments (£282,000) as their share of the national meteorological programme and Weather Warning Service costs under a pan-government agreement;
A transfer out from the MoD to the Home Office of £5,500,000 as reimbursement for an advance made by the Home Office for the former RAF Newton in 200304, the site no longer being required by the Home Office;
The 2005 report of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body has been published today. Copies of the report are available in the Vote Office and the Library of the House. I wish to express my thanks to the chairman and members of the review body for their clear and wide-ranging report.
The AFPRB has recommended an increase in basic military salary of 3 per cent for all other ranks and officers. the AFPRB has also recommended increases in the rates of specialist pay (e.g. flying pay, submarine pay, diving pay and hydrographic pay), and in accommodation charges. The AFPRB also recommended a five per cent increase to rates of longer separated service allowance and longer service at sea bonus which are designed to compensate for separation.
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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Lord Filkin): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (Ruth Kelly) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department for Education and Skills departmental expenditure limit (DEL), (including the Office for Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools (Ofsted) which has a separate estimate) will be increased by £458,501,000 from £28,162,769,000 to £28,621,270,000 and the administration costs limits will be increased by £16,424,000 from £272,362,000 to £288,786,000 to fund the departmental restructuring programme.
|Change||New DEL||Of which:||Change||New DEL||Of which:|
|DfES (RfR 1)||242,362||16,424||258,786|
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