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The movement in the Administration Cost Limit arises from a funding exchange between the Government Equalities Office and Department for Work and Pensions, in which the Government Equalities Office has exchanged programme funding for administration funding, to ease the funding pressures arising from the creation of the Government Equalities Office as a stand alone Department.

Charity Commission: DEL

Statement

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 total DEL will be increased by £1,850,000 from £30,852,000 to £32,702,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital is as set out in the following table:

Departmental Expenditure Limits and Administration Budget
ChangeNew DEL£'000
VotedNon-votedNon-votedVotedTotal

Resource DEL

1,450

0

32,422

0

32,422

Of which: *

Administration budget

1,450

0

32,422

0

32,422

Near cash in RDEL

1,450

0

31,272

0

31,272

Capital DEL **

400

0

1,100

0

1,100

Depreciation ***

-

0

-820

0

-820

Total

1,850

0

32,702

0

32,702



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The change in the resource element of the DEL and in the administration budget arises from the takeup of the remaining £400,000 from the Modernisation Fund (out of a total £3 million agreed in the CSR 07 settlement) and the utilisation of £1,050,000 of the Commission's Resource EYF.

The change in the capital element of the DEL reflects the utilisation of £400,000 of the Commission's capital EYF.

All of these funds will be used to pay for the costs of making ready the Commission's new accommodation at Fox Court in London. The Commission is due to leave its current London accommodation in June 2009.

National Savings and Investments: DEL

Statement

The Financial Services Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Myners): My honourable friend, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Ian Pearson) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, National Savings and Investments DEL will be increased by£18,900,000 to £183,547,000. Within DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are set out in the following table:

ChangeNew DelTotal
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-Voted

Resource Del:

18,900

-

185,199

-

185,199

Of which:

-

Administration budget:

18,900

-

185,199

-

185,199

Near cash in RDEL:

18,900

-

180,592

-

180,592

Capital

-

-

1,438

-

1,438

Depreciation*

-

-

-3,090

-

-3,090

Total

18,900

-

183,547

-

183,547

The change in the resource element of DEL arises from:

a drawdown of £ 6,900,000 from the Modernisation Fund for the upgrade of NS&I's core IT infrastructure;the take up of DEL End Year Flexibility (EYF) of £12,000,000 (near cash) to cover payments related to increased sales volumes; and the change in the administration budget arises from the Modernisation Fund draw down.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: DEL

Statement

The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change & Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath): My honourable friend the Minister for the Natural and

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Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs (Huw Irranca-Davies) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs DEL will be reduced by £656,314,000 from £3,746,278,000 to £3,089,964,000 and the Administration Budget will be reduced by

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£45,880,000 from £356,463,000 to £310,583,000. These movements in the DEL Budget are mainly due to the machinery of government transfer to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. That apart, the overall effect on Defra's DEL Budget is minimal with the forecast outturn anticipated to run close to allocated budget. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:

£'000s
ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource

-24,629

-207,707

4,050,855

-1,362,984

2,687,871

of which:

Administration Budget

-45,880

-

310,583

-

310,583

Near-cash in RDEL

-40,518

-188,457

3,829,710

-1,446,278

2,383,432

Capital

-405,780

-12,250

259,902

338,939

598,841

Depreciation*

-8,748

2,800

-96,949

-99,799

-196,748

Total

-439,157

-217,157

4,213,808

-1,123,844

3,089,964

The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from (i) a transfer of £45,846,000 administration spend from the Climate Change Group located in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC); (ii) a transfer of £34,000 administration spend to Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) for skills strategy; (iii) a transfer of £152,512,000 programme spend from the Climate Change Group located in Defra to DECC (iv) a transfer of £34,000,000 Non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) to the DECC; (v) take up of End Year Flexibility for Investing in Communities Invest to Save Budget (ISB) of £56,000.

The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from (i) a transfer of £402,030,000 from the Climate Change Group located in Defra to DECC; (ii) a transfer of £16,000,000 Non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) to DECC.

The change in the depreciation budget is due to (i) £3,102,000 transferring to DECC for the machinery of government transfer; (ii) a transfer of £12,050,000 non cash costs from Natural England to Defra across non-cash categories; (iii) re-profiling of Forestry Commissions (FC) Budget of £3,000,000 across non-cash categories.

Department for Transport: DEL

Statement

The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Lord Adonis): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Transport (Geoff Hoon) has made the following Ministerial Statement.

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 £13,239,009,000 to £13,227,739,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £11,200,000 from £281,926,000 to £293,126,000.

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

'000
ChangeNEW DEL
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource

113,222

360,641

6,043,726

786,274

6,830,000

Of which

Administration budget

11,250

-50

293,126

0

293,126

Near-cash in RDEL

-343,196

358,141

5,105,243

979,839

6,085,082

Capital

227,060

-227,060

6,360,478

922,751

7,283,229

Depreciation (1)

-485.133

0

-852,898

-32,592

-885,490

Total

-144,851

133,581

11,551,306

1,676,433

13,227,739


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