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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory
12 Feb 2009 : Column WS70
Subject to parliamentary approval of the spring supplementary estimate2008-09, the Cabinet Office total Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £50,980,000 from £357,896,000 to £408,876,000.
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The change in the resource element of DEL, an increase of £48.675 million, comprises £37.195 million agreed claims on the Reserve, a £0.165 million take up of End Year Flexibility, £12.312 million transfers of budgetary cover from/to other government departments and £0.997 million transfers to Capital DEL.
A transfer from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to cover the costs of i Monitoring Security Co-ordination Centre (iMSCC) increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £40,000.
A transfer from Voted Resource DEL to Capital DEL increases the Capital Budget by £947,000 and consists of the following: a £60,000 transfer from the House of Lords Appointments Commission Resource DEL to cover the costs of redeveloping the appointments database, a £750,000 transfer from the core Cabinet Office Resource DEL to enhance the computer system that supports the Civil Service Pensions and a £137,000 transfer from the core Cabinet Office Resource DEL to cover expenditure on projects implementing security measures.
A take up of End Year Flexibility for the Government Security Zone to cover accounting adjustments on capital grants increases Capital DEL by £3,308,000; there is no corresponding increase in Net Cash Requirement.
Today is Charles Darwins 200thBirthday and the beginning of a year-long programme of events to celebrate his life and work which culminates on 24 November, the 150th Anniversary of the publication of his seminal book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
Charles Darwin is one of the most influential Britons of all time and perhaps the most important natural historian of all. His theory that all species of life have evolved over time from one or a few common ancestors through the process of natural selection has framed and shaped current scientific thinking and dramatically influenced the society we live in today. At a time of unprecedented environmental change, it continues to inform our understanding of the future challenges for humans and the natural world.
A wide range of organisations across England, Wales and Scotland have collaborated under the brand name Darwin200, to produce a national programme of events to celebrate the legacy and enduring relevance of Charles Darwins work. The partnership includes a number of organisations from across the arts, education, heritage, local government, libraries, media, museums, science, and tourism sectors such as the Natural History Museum, the BBC, the British Council, Research Councils UK, the University of Cambridge, and The Royal Society.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have been working together to support the Darwin celebrations.
There will be Darwin-related events in all parts of the country. The involvement of Members from all sides of the House will help to raise the profile of Darwin200 and give added momentum to the work that so many of our national and regional organisations are involved in.
More about events celebrating Darwins life and work can be found at www.Darwin200.org
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (Baroness Morgan of Drefelin): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (Ed Balls) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Children, Schools and Families Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £41,975,000 from £52,722,327,000 to £52,764,302,000; the administration cost budget will be increased by £2,033,000 from £187,536,000 to £189,569,000. The Office for Standards in Education, Childrens Services and Skills (Ofsted) which has a separate Estimate and DEL, will be increased by £32,200,000 from £181,216,000 to £213,416,000 the administration cost budget will remain as £28,721,000.
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