Resource Change: Administration (total increase of £11,200,000)
Voted: total increase of £11,250,000
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(i) Take up of £11,200,000 near cash end year flexibility for administration pressures (0,045,000);
(ii) £50,000 near cash transfer from non voted for administration pressures;
(iii) Within the Administration Budget £3,800,000 of non-cash headroom has been converted to near cash, permitted under Treasury guidelines, to meet pressures in estates and aviation.
Non Voted: total decrease of £50,000.
Transfer of £50,000 to administration near cash voted provision.
Resource Change: Programme (total increase of £462,663,000)
Voted: total increase of £101,972,000
(i) Treasury agreed increase of £462,718,000* non cash to reflect the accounting treatment of changes in fair values arising from the implementation of accounting standards FRS 25 and FRS 26 for: London and Continental Railways (£300,000,000); Network Rail's Debt Issuance Programme (£164,886,000); and the Air Travel Trust Fund (£-2,168,000); partially offset by
* The £462, 718, 000 is included in the £485,133, 000 depreciation increase for the Spring Supplementary Estimate which also includes an increase of £26,215, 000 for the Highways Agency partially offset by a decrease of f3,800, 000 for central administration.
(ii) A net transfer of £360,691,000 to non voted provision as follows:
(a) £369,383,000 near cash headroom from rail: for the net operating losses of London and Continental Railways (£252,000,000); to the departmental unallocated provision in respect of programme slippage into 2009-10 (£104,928,000); and to cover a shortfall in Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency receipts (£12,455,000);(b) £4,045,000 near cash headroom from cleaner fuels and vehicles to cover a shortfall in Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency receipts;(c) £500,000 near cash from other transport grants transferred to railways to allow payments to both the Rail Passenger Council and the Bus Passenger Council to be administered more efficiently;
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(d) £2,500,000 non cash to reflect the write back of Voluntary Early retirement provision; partially offset by(e) £15,737,000 near cash use of Consolidated Fund Extra Receipts within the Departmental Expenditure Limit by the Highways Agency.
(iii) A transfer of £55,000 near cash to the Department for Innovation Universities and Skills for Government skills.
Non-Voted: total net increase of £360,691,000
(i) £360,691,000 transferred from voted provision of which £358,191,000 is near cash and £2,500,000 non cash.
Capital Change: (no net change)
Voted: total increase of £227, 060, 000 RfR1
(i) A net transfer of £227,060,000 from non voted provision as follows:
(a) a transfer from departmental unallocated provision to Network Rail capital grants (£258,060,000); partially offset by(b) a transfer of £5,100,000 from headroom on other transport grants (£3,100,000) and aviation services, transport security and royal travel (£2,000,000) to the shared services transformation project; and(c). a transfer of £25,900,000 2012 Olympics underspend to the departmental unallocated provision for use on this programme in future years.
Non- Voted: total decrease of £227, 7,060, 000
(i) A net transfer of £227,060,000 to voted provision.
Department for Transport: DEL
The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Shaun Woodward) has made the following Ministerial Statement:
Subject to parliamentary approval the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) will be taking a 2008/09 Spring Supplementary Estimate. The effect this will have is to increase the NIO's DEL by £146,802,000 from £1,215,517,000 to £1,362,319,000.
The change in total DEL of £146,802,000 relates to the draw down of End Year Flexibility of £89,334,000 (£81,534,000 resource and £7,800,000 capital); rephasing of non-cash budgets from 2009/10 into 2008/09 of £12,184,000 for PSNI and Compensation Agency; additional funding of £12,250,000 for the implementation of FRS 17 and FRS 26; and resource and capital budget transfers with other government departments resulting in a net increase of £272,000.
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The take up of End Year Flexibility is required to supplement baselines in Political Directorate, Criminal Justice Directorate, Northern Ireland Prison Service, Central Administration, Public Prosecution Service, Youth Justice Agency, Policing Non-Severance, Bloody Sunday Inquiry, Policing and Security and Compensation Agency.
The administration budget decreases by £1,260,000 from £77,285,000 to £76,025,000. This is due to the transfer of £1,726,000 from Administration to Programme for Forensic Science Northern Ireland and Life Sentence Review Commissioners. Additionally there are resource budget transfers of £500,000 from the Department of Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland for accommodation costs; £28,000 to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland for staff costs; and £6,000 to the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills for the Skills Strategy for Government programme.
The increase in capital DEL of £7,960,000 reflects the budget transfer of £160,000 from the Department of Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland for energy costs in the Northern Ireland Prison Service and the take up of £7,800,000 End Year Flexibility to meet additional capital requirements in the Northern Ireland Prison Service.
The Northern Ireland Executive DEL will increase by £182,606,000 from £8,881,173,000 to £9,063,779,000.
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The change reflects the take up of End Year Flexibility of £225,000,000 (£125,000,000 resource and £100,000,000 capital); additions of £1,809,000 arising from the 2008 Pre Budget Report; net outward budget transfers to other departments of £2,748,000; a reduction of £50,880,000 for Northern Ireland Water as a result of it becoming a Government Owned Company; and an increase of £9,425,000 to take account of capital reprofiling from 2010-11.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: DEL
The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Malloch-Brown): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (David Miliband) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £128,154,000 from £2,080,557,000 to £2,208,711,000. The administration budget will be decreased by £18,000 from £430,535,000 to £430,517,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
New DEL £000
Administration budget *
Near-cash in Resource DEL
* 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 the total DEL since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.
The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from:
Request for Resources 1
£18,000 transfer of administration budget to DIUS for Government Skills.
take-up of £10,800,000 other current EYF in respect of restructuring;take-up of £6,500,000 other current EYF in respect of adverse currency fluctuations;claim on the Reserve of £24,500,000 other current in respect of Consular Premiums;claim on the Reserve of £24,000,000 current grants in respect of the International Subscriptions cost-sharing agreement;transfer of £4,700,000 from the Home Office for work on migration;transfer of £1,000,000 other current from DfID in respect of the Returns and Reintegration Fund;transfer of £200,000 other current from DfID in respect of bilateral project work in Africa;transfer of £11,120,000 other current to the Security and Intelligence Agencies for expansion and capability;transfer of £1,800,000 other current to MoD for counternarcotics work in Afghanistan;transfer of £270,000 other current to the Security and Intelligence Agencies for expansion and capability;
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transfer of £104,000 other current to the Home Office in respect of gratis visas for Zenit St Petersburg fans; andtransfer of £10,000,000 other current to capital in respect of capital pressures, in particular FCO Services capitalisation.
to reflect the estimated indirect resource impact of the introduction of the IFRS Financial Instruments trigger point 1 on unrealised gains for forward purchase of stirling contracts of £80,000,000, with an offsetting debit in impairments;transfer of £39,400,000 other current from RfR1 to RfR2 in respect of peacekeeping pool funds in Africa;transfer from depreciation to near cash other current of £20,000,000;transfer of £6,900,000 other current to British Council in respect of exchange rate fluctuations and the cost of the Turner exhibition in China;budget-neutral increase in A-in-A and administration costs of £20,000,000 for services provided to partners across government, including FTN telecom charges;budget-neutral increase in A-in-A and other current of £22,000,000 for consular fees;budget-neutral increase in A-in-A and other current of £309,700,000 for UKBA charges following the MoG change; andbudget-neutral increase in A-in-A and other current of £600,000 in respect of FCOS interest payments.
Request for Resources 2
a claim on the Reserve of £27,600,000 current grants in respect of the take up of the balance of peacekeeping pool funds of which £13,925,000 for Africa and £13,675,000 for rest of world;transfer of £15,350,000 current grants from MoD in respect of the Stabilisation Aid Fund of which £13,600,000 is for work in Afghanistan and £1,750,000 for work in Iraq;transfer of £1,000,000 current grants from DfID in respect of global conflict prevention work;transfer of £6,516,000 current grants from DfID in respect of conflict prevention work in Africa;transfer of £216,000 current grants from DfID in respect of work in Ghana by the Carter Centre; andtransfer of £916,000 to DfID in respect of management of Stabilisation Aid Fund projects in Afghanistan.
transfer of £39,400,000 other current from RfR1 to RfR2 in respect of peacekeeping pool funds in Africa.
The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from:
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Request for Resources 1
transfer of £10,000,000 other current to capital in respect of capital pressures, in particular FCO Services capitalisation.