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Written Statements

Tuesday 25 November 2008

Cabinet Office: Winter Supplementary Estimate

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform & Cabinet Office (Baroness Vadera): My right

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honourable friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Liam Byrne) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the winter supplementary estimate 2008-09, the Cabinet Office total departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be decreased by £1,537,000 from £359,433,000 to £357,896,000.

The impact on resources and capital is set out in the following table:

£’000Main Estimate DELChangesWinter Supplementary Estimate New DEL
VotedNon VotedTotalVotedNon VotedTotalVotedNon VotedTotal

Resource DEL

306,334

39,470

345,804

-1,653

-1,994

-3,647

304,681

37,476

342,157

Of which:

Administration Budget

214,882

-

214,882

-11,632

-

-11,632

203,250

-

203,250

Near cash in RDEL

260,372

39,470

299,842

+502

-879

-377

260,874

38,591

299,465

Capital DEL**

49,541

50

49,591

-1,000

+1,000

-

48,541

1,050

49,591

Depreciation*

-35,962

-

-35,962

+2,110

-

+2,110

-33,852

-

-33,852

Total DEL

319,913

39,520

359,433

-543

-994

-1,537

319,370

38,526

357,896

The change in the resource element of DEL, a reduction of £3.647 million, comprises £2.357 million resulting from machinery of Government transfers of function and £1.290 million resulting from transfers of budgetary cover, both to other government departments.

There is no overall change to the capital element of DEL.

Changes in Resource DEL (RDEL)

The changes which result in a net decrease in Resource DEL of £3,647,000 are as follows:

Machinery of Government transfers

The transfer of Government Skills to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) reduces non-cash Resource DEL by £1,600,000.

The transfer of the e-Delivery Team to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) reduces Resource DEL by £1,030,000 comprising a reduction in near cash of £475,000 and in non-cash of £555,000.

The transfer of the Statistics Review Team from HM Treasury increases Resource DEL and Near Cash Requirement in the Estimate by £273,000.

Budget cover transfers outwards

Budget cover transfers to 13 government departments to cover the costs of the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel reduces Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement in the Estimate by £7,030,000.

A budget cover transfer from the Office of the Third Sector to Government Offices in the Department for Communities and Local Government reduces Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement in the Estimate by £725,000.

A budget cover transfer to HM Treasury to cover the costs in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit reduces Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement in the Estimate by £250,000.

A budget cover transfer to HM Treasury to cover the expenditure of the Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Procurement reduces Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement in the Estimate by £45,000.

Budget cover transfers inwards

Budget cover transfers from 16 government departments to cover the costs of i Monitoring Security Co-ordination Centre (iMSCC) increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement in the Estimate by £760,000.

A budget cover transfer from the Security and Intelligence Agencies to cover the costs of the Information Assurance Technical Programme increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement in the Estimate by £6,000,000.

Transfers between Voted and Non-Voted Resource and Capital Budget

The Office of the Third Sector has arranged to transfer £1 million of its capital budget in order to cover the increased requirement of the capital grant programmes of its executive non-departmental public body, Capacity Builders (UK) Limited. By way of compensation, the Office of the Third Sector has arranged for Capacity Builders (UK) Limited to transfer £1.994 million of its resource budget to cover programme expenditure to be incurred by the Office

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of the Third Sector. The impact on the overall DEL position and Net Resource and Net Cash Requirement will be neutral.

Charity Commission: Winter Supplementary Estimate

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform & Cabinet Office (Baroness Vadera): My honourable friend the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (Kevin Brennan) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Plans to change the Charity Commission’s departmental expenditure limit (DEL) and administration budget for 2008-09.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Charity Commission DEL will be increased by £1,000 from £30,971,000 to £30,972,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £1,000 from £30,971,000 to £30,972,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources is as set out in the following table:

New DEL£’000
ChangeVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource DEL

1

30,972

0

30,972

of which:

Administration budget*

1

30,972

0

30,972

Near cash in DEL

1

29,822

29,822

Capital

0

700

0

700

Depreciation**

0

-820

0

-820

Total

1

30,852

0

30,852



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

a “token” increase to account for the increased Appropriations in Aid arising from project funding by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the continuation of the International Outreach project, which aims to provide guidance and training in areas of the world where the regulatory infrastructure is not as developed as in the UK.

Correction to Commons Written Answer

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Darzi of Denham): My honourable friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Ben Bradshaw) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I regret that the Written Answer I gave the honourable Member for South Cambridgeshire on 22 February, Official Report, cols. 1069-71W, included a reference to a write-off of £40 owed by Annette Craze that was incorrect. Further investigation has shown that Annette Craze did not owe any money and should not therefore have been referred to in the reply.

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Winter Supplementary Estimate

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting (Lord Carter of Barnes): My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs (Pat McFadden) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform’s DEL will be reduced by £11,157,000 from £3,379,070,000 to £3,367,913,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £358,000 from £332,173,000 to £332,531,000.

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

ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon-VotedVotedNon-VotedTotal

Resource (£000)

34,426

-28,583

-497,986

2,654,880

2,156,894

Of which:

Administration* budget

358

332,531

332,531

Near cash in Resource DEL*

19,398

-13,555

-645,630

2,693,147

2,047,517

Capital (£000)

-91,601

74,601

-763,999

1,975,018

1,211,019

Less Depreciation* (£000)

-11,327

11,327

-48,780

-24,684

-73,464

Total (£000)

-68,502

57,345

-1,310,765

4,605,214

3,294,449


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