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Written Statements

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Attorney-General's Office: DEL

Statement

The Attorney-General (Baroness Scotland of Asthal): Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Attorney General's total DEL will be increased by £9,646,000 from £744,966,000 to £754,612,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are set out in the following table.

Change (£,000)New DEL (£,000)
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource DEL

6,478

1,419

736,333

12,317

748,650

of which:

Administration budget †

1,081

69,704

69,704

Near-cash in RDEL †

6,478

1,419

723,960

13,990

737,950

Capital DEL ††

1,749

14,479

14,479

Less Depreciation †††

8,517

8,517

Total DEL

8,227

1,419

742,295

12,317

754,612

† 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 total DEL since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

The Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) element of the Attorney General's total DEL will be increased by £1,975,000 from £688,335,000 to £690,310,000.

The change in Resource DEL arises from:

the reclassification of contract costs of £6,419,000 from voted to non-voted DEL following the requirement to restate under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS);

the take up of Departmental Unallocated Provision of £5,000,000 from non-voted to voted DEL to increase the spending on the prosecution of criminal cases;

a budgetary transfer of £500,000 from the Ministry of Justice to help fund the delivery of the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007; and

a budgetary transfer of £25,000 to the department for Business Innovation and Skills to contribute towards the implementation of the Skills Strategy for Government.



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The change in Capital DEL arises from the take up of £1,500,000 from End Year Flexibility (EYF) to meet the upfront capital costs of the relocation of CPS Headquarters.

The Serious Fraud Office's (SFO) element of the Attorney General's total DEL will be increased by £6,590,000 from £40,932,000 to £47,522,000.

The change in Resource DEL arises from:

the take up of £1,138,000 of Modernisation Funding to complete the SFO's Transformation Programme which is designed to help the SFO to meet its key challenges of:

increasingly sophisticated frauds and instances of corruption;working more flexibly and efficiently;focusing on the needs of victims; andworking collaboratively with other government departments, agencies and organisations as appropriate.

the take up of £4,952,000 in blockbuster funding relating to UN Oil for Food cases to enable the SFO to continue with the investigation and prosecution of outstanding cases in 2009-10;

the take up of £500,000 from EYF to deliver work early at a reduced cost;

There is also a transfer of £249,000 from resource to capital spending to cover increased National Fraud Authority capital costs.

The HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor (TSol) element of the Attorney General's total DEL will be increased by £1,081,000 from £15,699,000 to £16,780,000. This increase will occur within the Administration Budget which will increase from £13,630,000 to £ 14,711,000.

The change in Resource DEL arises from:

take up £775,000 of near-cash administration costs resource End-Year Flexibility (EYF) to meet the cost of the Attorney General's office and to support the transformation of the Attorney General's Departments; and

other changes in near-cash DEL spending of £306,000 to meet the increased charge to lease costs following the requirement to restate under IFRS accounting rules

Cabinet Office: DEL

Statement

Baroness Crawley: My right honourable friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office (Tessa Jowell) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the Spring Supplementary Estimate 2009-10, the Cabinet Office total Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £65,214,000 from £394,149,000 to £459,363,000.

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



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£'000Winter Supplementary Estimate DELChangesSpring Supplementary Estimate New DEL
VotedNon VotedTotalVotedNon VotedTotalVotedNon VotedTotal

Resource DEL

332,954

45,015

377,969

+1,928

+7,356

+9,284

334,882

52,371

387,253

of which:

Administration Budget

206,397

-

206,397

-35,847

+7,600

-28,247

170,550

7,600

178,150

Near cash in RDEL

288,176

45,015

333,191

+5,109

+8,175

+13,284

293,285

53,190

346,475

Capital DEL**

49,985

1,000

50,985

+50,074

+2,400

+52,474

100,059

3,400

103,459

Depreciation*

-34,805

-

-34,805

+3,456

-

+3,456

-31,349

-

-31,349

Total DEL

348,134

46,015

394,149

+55,458

+9,756

+65,214

403,592

55,771

459,363

New AME

-

10

10

-

-10

-10

-

-

-

* 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.

**Capital DEL includes items treated as resource in Estimates and accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in budgets.

Summary of Changes in Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) and Annually Managed Expenditure (AME)

The change in the resource element of DEL, an increase of £9.284 million, comprises a £11.344 million agreed claim on the Reserve, £10.083 million End Year Flexibility drawdown, £11.184 million Budget Cover Transfers to other government departments, £0.150 million transfer to Capital Grant in Aid to eNDPB's, a switch from to AME to DEL £0.010 million resulting from HM Treasury retracting their original advice on classification of accrued benefits holiday pay as a result of the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and a £0.819 million reduction in wages and salaries to cover the use of provision for Early Departures.

The change in the capital element of DEL, an increase of £52.474 million, comprises a £0.150 million transfer from Resource DEL and a £52.324 million drawdown on End Year Flexibility.

Changes in Resource DEL (RDEL)

The changes which result in a net increase in Resource DEL (RDEL) of £9,284,000 are as follows:

Agreed Claim on the Reserve:

A Claim on the Reserve for V Matched Funding increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £10,500,000.

A Claim on the Reserve for Invest to Save Budget in the Office of the Third (OTS) increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £844,000.

End Year Flexibility:

A drawdown for Invest to Save budget increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £83,000.

A drawdown for Real Help for Communities Action Plan run by the Office of the Third Sector (OTS) increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £10,000,000.

Budget cover transfers outwards:

Budgetary Cover Transfers to various government departments to cover the costs of the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) decrease Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £8,003,000.

A Budgetary Cover Transfer to the Security and Intelligence Agencies (SIA) to cover the non cash charges upon transfer of SCOPE Assets decreases non cash Resource DEL by £3,181,000.

Transfer from Voted to non-voted within Resource DEL:

A switch within Resource DEL from voted to non-voted Administration to properly record the implementation of IFRS for a Service Concession arrangement of £7,600,000. The impact on Net Resource Requirement and Resource DEL is neutral. A switch is required owing to the different treatment of the service concession in Estimates and Budgets. For Estimates purposes, this arrangement will be treated as a finance lease and for budget purposes it will be treated as an operating lease.

The Cabinet Office entered into a contract with Fujitsu Services Limited (FSL) for the provision of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services over a 5 year term until June 2012 and this includes certain infrastructure assets for use in delivering public services that fall within the scope of IFRIC12 service concession arrangements.

Transfers from non-Voted Resource to Capital DEL:

A switch from Resource DEL to Capital DEL to cover additional expenditure for the non-voted Grant in Aid to eNDPB's decreases Resource DEL by £150,000. The impact on Net Cash Requirement is neutral because the overall Grant in Aid to ENDPB's in the Estimate remains unchanged.

Other changes:

A decrease in wages and salaries to cover the use of Early Departure provisions by £819,000.

Switch from AME to DEL:


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