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Statement

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (David Miliband)has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The latest report on the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong was published today. Copies have been placed in the Library of the House. A copy of the report is also available on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website (www.fco.gov.uk). The report covers the period from 1 July to 31 December 2009. I commend the report to the House.

Joint Advisory Committee for Qualifications Approval: Annual Summary

Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (Baroness Morgan of Drefelin): My right honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for 14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships (Iain Wright) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I would inform the House that the Joint Advisory Committee for Qualifications Approval has published its Annual Summary Report for 2008-09. The Committee is a non-statutory body chaired jointly by the Learning and Skills Council and Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency. The role of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on which qualifications should be eligible for public funding and delivery to learners aged 14-19.

Copies of the Annual Summary will be placed in the House Libraries.



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Ministry of Defence: DEL

Statement

The Minister for International Defence and Security (Baroness Taylor of Bolton): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence (Bob Ainsworth) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) will be increased by £284,565,000 (Voted and Non-Voted) from £39,596,111,000 to £39,880,676,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on Resources and Capital is set out in the following table:

ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon-VotedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource

-33,261

222,266

38,660,976

439,112

39,100,088

of which:

Administration Budget

211

-

2,237,948

-

2,237,948

Near-cash in RDEL

-100,650

250,355

26,277,470

668,551

26,946,021

Capital

178,695

-

9,227,484

851

9,228,335

Depreciation*

-83,265

-8,438,227

-9,520

-8,447,747

Total

62,169

222,396

39,450,233

430,443

39,880,676

* Depreciation, which forms part of Resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL since capital DEL includes capital spending; to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

The changes to the resource and capital elements of the DEL arise from:

an increase of £100,000,000 Direct Resource near cash relief in RfR1, as agreed with Treasury;resource transfers into RfR1 from the Cabinet Office being their contribution to MOD security costs of £6,000,000, transfers from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of £6,695,000 and £1,965,000 respectively for the Counter Narcotics Ground Force, a transfer of £211,000 from the Cabinet Office being their contribution to the Parliamentary Counsel cost, a transfer of £1,002,000 from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office being their contribution to the Information Assurance Technical Programme; and a transfer of £1,832,000 from the Department for International Development being their contribution to the Global Pool (RfR2); a net decrease in the cash release of provisions of £17,324,000 charged to RDEL (with a corresponding increase in the provision charge scored in AME) to reflect the latest forecast of outturn;a further increase in Fiscal Capital Resource of £5,000,000 to reflect Treasury relief for lower capital receipts in Northern Ireland than originally forecasted;a net resource increase of £13,430,000 in non-cash depreciation and cost of capital costs to reflect the latest forecast cost of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan;to re-allocate the net resource impact of £35,000,000 for employee benefits under IFRS trigger point 3 from AME to Resource DEL, reflecting the revised control framework for this item;

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to reflect the revised, and reduced, resource impact assessment of disclosing three PFI contracts as finance leases under IAS 17, being a credit of £21,000,000;to reflect the revised resource impact of a reduced service charge relating to Annington Homes of £18,000,000;to reflect the non-cash resource impact, in the amount of £26,000,000, of implementing IFRS 17 on three PFI off-balance sheet contracts now reassessed as finance leases;to reflect the IFRS reduced near-cash service charge of £178,000,000 impact of disclosing IFRIC 12 PFI assets on MoD's balance sheet; to increase Non Budget Grants in Aid (Non-Voted) for the Council of Reserve Forces and Cadets Association of £4,199,000 in the Central TLB and £4,943,000 in Land TLB;£210,000 for the Marine and Sea Cadets Society by reducing Resource DEL current costs and increasing Non-Budget Grants in Aid with no overall impact on resource;to increase non-budget funding by £10,991,000 from within Resource DEL to reflect the latest forecast of outturn for the Navy Command, Land Forces and Central TLBs; to revise sub-head provisions to reflect Resource and Capital revisions in allocations between Holders to match required defence outputs, with no overall impact on DEL; andto request a net increase in Capital DEL of £160,695,000 to reflect the latest forecast cost of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The changes to Resource DEL and Capital DEL will lead to an increased net cash requirement of £935,052,000.

Ministry of Defence: Votes A Annual Estimate

Statement

The Minister for International Defence and Security (Baroness Taylor of Bolton): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence (Bob Ainsworth) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The Ministry of Defence Votes A Estimate 2010-11 will be laid before the House on 23 February 2010 as HC 304. This outlines the maximum numbers of personnel to be maintained for each service in the Armed Forces during financial year 2010-11.

Ministry of Justice: DEL

Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord Bach): My right honourable friend the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Jack Straw) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Northern Ireland Court Service (NICS) and The National

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Archives (TNA) Total Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased as follows:

total DEL for MoJ (RfR1, 2 & 3) is increased by £101,298,000 from £9,828,762,000 to £9,930,060,000 and the administration budget has increased by £23,282,000 from £435,920,000 to £459,202,000;total DEL for the NICS has increased by £17,000,000 from £147,556,000 to £164,556,000; andtotal DEL for the TNA has increased by £1,000 from £44,151,000 to £44,152,000.

Within the Total DEL change for MoJ (RfR1, 2 & 3), the impact on resource and capital are as set out in the following table.

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

Resource DEL:

36,361

32,676

5,772,369

3,680,095

9,452,464

of which:

Administration *

23,282

0

459,202

0

459,202

Near-Cash in Resource DEL

18,823

50,754

4,883,323

3,885,532

8,768,855

Capital DEL**

16,706

16,373

849,570

52,043

901,613

Depreciation †

(1,690)

872

(414,213)

(9,804)

(424,017)

Total DEL

51,377

49,921

6,207,726

3,722,334

9,930,060

* 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.

1) The change in the Resource and Capital DEL for MoJ arises from:

Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit

The change in the resource element of DEL arises from:

Movements in Voted Expenditure

Request for Resources 1:

i. An increase in voted expenditure of £7,000,000 as a result of drawdown of End Year Flexibility (EYF) funding relating to the workforce modernisation programme.

ii. An increase in voted expenditure of £14,792,000 as a result of a budget transfer from the Home Office in relation to accommodation costs.

iii. An increase in voted expenditure of £13,088,000 as result of the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

iv. An increase in voted expenditure of £34,000,000 as a result of drawdown of reserve claim from HM Treasury relating to prison capacity programme.

v. An increase in voted expenditure of £1,166,000 to the transfer of funding in relation to the Parliamentary Council Office from the Cabinet Office



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vi. An increase in voted expenditure of £1,000,000 in relation to non cash funding from the Supreme Court.

vii. An increase in voted expenditure of £273,000 in relation to mail and messenger services received from the Home Office.

viii. An increase in voted expenditure of £86,000 in relation to funding for Estate Agents Appeals Panel and the creation of the Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunals from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS).

ix. A decrease in voted expenditure of £568,000 in relation to healthcare services for additional prison places transferred to the Department of Health (DoH).

x. A decrease in voted expenditure of £2,624,000 in relation to education services for additional prison places transferred to the DBIS.

xi. A decrease in voted expenditure of £500,000 in relation to costs associated with Corporate Manslaughter Act transferred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

xii. A decrease in voted expenditure of £470,000 in relation to near cash transferred to Supreme Court.

Request for Resources 2:

xiii. An increase in near cash resource funding of £1,200,000 in relation to drawdown of EYF.

xiv. An increase in near cash resource funding of £28,000 as a result of the adoption of IFRS.

Request for Resources 3:

xv. An increase in near cash resource funding of £230,000 in relation to transfer of costs relating to the Parliamentary Counsel Office from the Cabinet Office.

xvi. An increase in near cash resource funding of £116,000 as a result of the adoption of IFRS.

Movements in Non-Voted Expenditure

Request for Resources 1:

i. An increase in non-voted expenditure of £220,000 as result of the adoption of IFRS.

ii. An increase in non-voted expenditure offset by a decrease in voted expenditure of £61,400,000 relating to increased spend of the Legal Services Commission.

iii. A decrease in non-voted expenditure offset by an increase in voted expenditure of £3,501,000 relating to increase in the attributable income receivable by the Legal Services Board.

iv. A decrease in non-voted expenditure offset by an increase in voted expenditure of £6,124,000 relating to increase in the attributable income receivable by the Office of Legal Complaints.

v. A decrease in non-voted expenditure offset by an increase in voted expenditure of £14,704,000 relating to decrease in spend of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

vi. A decrease in non-voted expenditure offset by an increase in voted expenditure of £4,650,000 relating to decrease in spend of the Youth Justice Board.

vii. An increase in non-voted expenditure offset by a decrease in voted expenditure of £35,000 relating to increased spend of the Criminal Cases Review Commission.



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Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit


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