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Written Statements

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Attorney-General's Office: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

The Advocate-General for Scotland (Lord Wallace of Tankerness): My right honourable friend the Attorney-General has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Attorney-General's total DEL will be increased by £10,977,000 from £686,875,000 to £697,852,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are set out in the following table:

(£,000)ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource DEL

10,977

-

659,077

36,182

695,259

of which:

Administration budget

-

-

60,948

-

60,948

Capital DEL †

-

-

11,840

-

11,840

Less depreciation ††

-

-

-9,247

-

-9,247

Total DEL

10,977

-

661,670

36,182

697,852

† 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 £8,185,000 from £633,242,000 to £641,427,000.

The change in Resource DEL arises from budgetary transfers totalling £8,185,000 from the Ministry of Justice consisting of:

£4,300,000 to help fund the Compass Case Management System

£2,600,000 from Victim Surcharge collections

£785,000 to provide support for the Local Criminal Justice Boards

£500,000 to help fund the delivery of the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007

The Serious Fraud Office's (SFO) element of the Attorney General's total DEL will be increased by £2,792,000 from £38,754,000 to £41,546,000.

The change in Resource DEL arises from the take up of £2,792,000 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 2010-11.



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Cabinet Office: Directgov Review

Statement

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: My right honourable friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office (Francis Maude) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I invited Martha Lane Fox, the Government's Digital Champion, to undertake a strategic review of Directgov which was completed on 14 October 2010. This supported the work that the Efficiency and Reform Board had undertaken on Channel Shift and the opportunity for digital channels to support delivery of the Spending Review. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury and I wrote to departments in September outlining our commitment to improving services and driving efficiencies by making digital the default channel for government information and transactional services.

Martha Lane Fox submitted her report Directgov 2010 and beyond: revolution not evolution, to me in October. The report places Directgov in the context of how Government should use the internet both to communicate and interact better with citizens and to deliver significant efficiency savings from making digital the default delivery channel for government information and services.

I have written to Martha Lane Fox today thanking her for her report and saying that I am minded to accept her proposals in full, but that I will need to consult with colleagues before making any final decisions about how to take them forward. I have placed Martha Lane Fox's report and my response in the Library. Both documents are also available on the Cabinet Office website (www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk).

I expect quick and broad agreement on some of Martha Lane Fox's proposals where we can make rapid progress and that in some areas, such as moving to a single domain for government, I will have to work with departments to test different approaches and work through the details and timescales. It is important to set a clear direction of travel and that is what I have done in my reply as the initial government response to Martha Lane Fox's proposals.

Cabinet Office: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: My right honourable friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General (Francis Maude) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to Parliamentary approval of the Winter Supplementary Estimate 2010-11, the Cabinet Office total Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £229,588,000 from £329,499,000 to £559,087,000. The impact on resources and capital is set out in the following table:



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(£,000)Main Estimate DELChangesWinter Supplementary Estimate New DEL
VotedNon VotedTotalVotedNon VotedTotalVotedNon VotedTotal

Resource DEL

259,942

49,196

309,138

+105,452

+100,985

+206,437

365,394

150,181

515,575

of which:

Administration Budget

171,459

10,400

181,859

+53,858

-

+53,858

225,317

10,400

235,717

Capital DEL**

45,887

2,000

47,887

+23,250

-

+23,250

69,137

2,000

71,137

Depreciation*

-27,526

-

-27,526

-99

-

-99

-27,625

-

-27,625

Total DEL

278,303

51,196

329,499

+128,603

+100,985

+229,588

406,906

152,181

559,087

AME

*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)

The change in the resource element of DEL is an increase of £206.437 million which comprises £163.636 million for x3 Machinery of Government transfers in from other government departments, £47.303 million agreed claims on the Reserve, £4.290 million budget cover transfers to other government departments and a reduction of £0.900 million for dividends receivable from Buying Solutions and an increase of £0.688 million for purchase of goods and services relating to the Office of Government Commerce, both excluded from the Machinery of Government transfer.

The change in the capital element of DEL is an increase of £23.250 million which comprises £21.750 million Capital DEL End Year Flexibility drawdown and a claim on the Reserve for £1.500 million.

Changes in Resource DEL (RDEL)

The changes which result in a net increase in Resource DEL (RDEL) of £206,437,000 are as follows:

Agreed Claims on the Reserve £47,303,000

A Claim on the Reserve for Grassroots Grants increases Resource DEL, Net Resource and Net Cash Requirement by £18,000,000.

A Claim on the Reserve for v Match Funding increases Resource DEL, Net Resource and Net Cash

Requirement by £8,828,000.

A Claim on the Reserve from the Modernisation Fund to cover estate rationalisation and early departures increases Resource DEL, Net Resource and Net Cash Requirement by £10,475,000.

A Claim on the Reserve from the Transition Fund to support civil society organisations in adapting to a changing funding environment increases Resource DEL, Net Resource and Net Cash Requirement by £10,000,000.

Machinery of Government Transfers £163,636,000

The transfer of Directgov from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to the Cabinet Office increases Resource DEL and Net Resource Requirement by £28,985,000 and Net Cash Requirement by £28,886,000.

The transfer of the Office of Government Commerce and its executive agency, Buying Solutions, from HM Treasury to the Cabinet Office increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £20,657,000, increases Resource AME by £529,000 and increases Net Resource Requirement by £21,186,000.

The transfer of responsibility for political and constitutional reform from the Ministry of Justice to the Cabinet Office increases voted Resource DEL, Net Resource and Net Cash Requirement by £11,794,000. A transfer relating to the costs of the General Election 2010 increases non-voted Resource DEL by £102,200,000.

Other changes outside Machinery of Government transfer £212,000

Dividends receivable from Buying Solutions of £900,000 and an increase of £688,000 for purchase of goods and services relating to the Office of Government Commerce. These adjustments are in addition to the Machinery of Government transfer. These changes decrease Resource DEL, Net Resource and Net Cash Requirement by £212,000.

Budget Cover Transfers to other Government Departments £4,290,000

A budgetary cover transfer from the Office for Civil Society to the Department for Communities and Local Government to cover the costs of the Government Office Network reduces Resource DEL, Net Resource and Net Cash Requirement by £290,000.

A budgetary cover transfer to the Security and Intelligence Agencies (SIA) for Information Assurance reduces Resource DEL, Net Resource and Net Cash Requirement by £4,000,000.

Transfer from non-voted to voted within Resource DEL

A switch within Resource DEL of £1,700,000 from non-voted to voted programme reflects savings made by executive NDPBs and reduces the Grant-in-Aid to eNDPBs and their non-voted expenditure and increases Office for Civil Society voted grants. The impact on Net Resource and Net Cash Requirement and Resource DEL is neutral.

Other neutral adjustments within Resource DEL

A switch within RDEL from Administration to Programme to cover costs of additional programme expenditure of £14,000,000.

A switch from Office for Civil Society resource grants to core Cabinet Office programme expenditure to re-profile the budget cuts reflected in the Main Estimate 2010-11 of £11,000,000.



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Programme income has been reduced by £29,000,000 offset by a reduction in expenditure due to various programmes coming to an end.

An increase in Administration income by £4,800,000 offset by Administration expenditure on wages and salaries relating to the Office of Government Commerce; this adjustment is in addition to the Machinery of Government transfer.

A virement of £485,000 from Independent Offices - Civil Service Commissioners administration expenditure to the newly created executive Non-Departmental Public Body - Civil Service Commission - programme expenditure. The impact on Net Resource and Net Cash Requirement and Resource DEL is neutral. Non-Budget expenditure outside DEL has increased by £485,000.

A virement of £126,000 from Independent Offices - Civil Service Commissioners administration expenditure to core Cabinet Office. The impact on Net Resource Requirement, Net Cash Requirement and Resource DEL is neutral.

Changes in Capital DEL (CDEL)

The changes which result in a net increase in Capital DEL (CDEL) of £23,250,000 are as follows:

End Year Flexibility / Claim on the Reserve

A drawdown to cover Capital Grants Programmes run by the Office for Civil Society (OCS) increases Capital DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £21,750,000.

A drawdown on the Reserve from the Modernisation Fund to cover the costs of estate rationalisation increases Capital DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £1,500,000.

Neutral adjustment within Capital DEL

A switch within Capital DEL from Office for Civil Society capital grants to core Cabinet Office non-current assets to re-profile the budget cuts reflected in the Main Estimate 2010-11 has a neutral impact on Capital DEL and Net Cash Requirement, whereas Net Resource Requirement decreases by £2,500,000 and Net Voted Capital increases by the same amount.

Crime: Serious Further Offence

Statement

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord McNally): My right honourable friend the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Kenneth Clarke) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Following the recall to custody and subsequent conviction of Jon Venables for the possession of indecent images of children, I commissioned Sir David Omand GCB to undertake an independent review of the post-release period of the case, covering Jon Venables' supervision from release on life licence in June 2001 until 24 February 2010, when he was recalled to custody.

The review has encompassed the general principles of a serious further offence (SFO) review but has also considered the wider lessons to be learnt for the future management of this and similar cases.

The terms of reference of the review were:

to review the supervision of the subject, from his release on life licence until his recall to custody, in order to establish whether he was effectively supervised,

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having regard to national standards and guidance and to the particular circumstances/challenges of his case;in doing so, to consider the actions of his offender managers, their supervisors, the local police, the local MAPPA meetings and the role of the National Management Board; andto establish whether everything was done which might reasonably have been expected of all agencies involved in supervising the subject to monitor his compliance with his licence conditions and to assess and manage any risk of harm which he presented.

Sir David Omand has completed the review and submitted his report to me.

I have placed in the Libraries of both Houses a copy of his report, which has been redacted in a few places to comply with the terms of the injunction amended in the High Court on 23 July 2010 (commonly known as the Butler-Sloss injunction), to take account of data protection and other confidentiality laws and to protect very sensitive operational policing information.

Sir David has concluded that Jon Venables was effectively and properly supervised at an appropriate level and frequency of contact, having regard to the particular circumstances of his case. Sir David also concludes that no reasonable supervisory regime would have been expected to detect his use of the computer to download indecent images.

I have accepted the review's recommendations, which will be taken forward by officials in the National Offender Management Service. Officials will provide me with an update on the implementation of the recommendations in due course.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Baroness Wilcox): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (Vince Cable) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills's DEL will be reduced by £3,796,000 from £20,805,607,000 to £20,801,811,000 and the Administration budget will be increased by £2,300,000 from £321,187,000 to £323,487,000.

Within the DEL change, the impact on Resources and Capital is as set out in the following table:



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(£,000)ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon-VotedVotedNon-VotedTotal

Resource

(220,865)

217,069

7,772,927

11,263,059

19,035,986

of which:

Administration* budget

2,300

0

319,843

3,644

323,487

Near cash in Resource DEL**

(220,965)

217,169

6,210,394

11,094,742

17,305,136

Capital

(27,085)

27,085

699,571

1,302,762

2,002,333

Less Depreciation***

(100)

100

(68,191)

(168,317)

(236,508)

Total

(248,050)

244,254

8,404,307

12,397,504

20,801,811

*The total of the '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:

RfR1

i) An increase in voted receipts from the Department for Work and Pensions of £6,179,000 and an increase of non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies in respect of self-employment programmes;

ii) A budget transfer from the Department for Work and Pensions of £413,000 of non-voted expenditure for the Regional Development Agencies in respect of the School Gates initiative;

iii) An increase in voted receipts from the Department for Transport of £228,000 and an increase of non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies in respect of delivering a sustainable transport system;

iv) A virement of £535,000 from voted expenditure to non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies in relation to National Business Link marketing;

v) Virements from voted expenditure by the Strategic Investment Fund to non-voted expenditure by the Technology Strategy Board for the establishment of the UK Life Sciences Super Cluster initiative (£595,000), to advance new 'prize' funds in emerging technologies (£5,000,000), the Composites Challenge Fund (£6,000,000), and the Industrial Biotechnical Demonstrator Fund (£2,555,000);

vi) A virement from the Strategic Investment Fund to the Skills Funding Agency (RfR3) of £3,700,000 for the automotive industry;

vii) A virement of £97,000 from the Skills Funding Agency (RfR3) to non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies for Train to Gain;

viii) A virement of £350,000 from Higher Education participation programmes (RfR3) for joint BIS funding of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship;

ix) A virement of £20,000,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision to non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (RfR3);

x) A virement of £496,000 from Science and Society (RfR2) to corporate services;



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xi) A virement of £2,533,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision for voted expenditure on research and analytical services (RfR3);

xii) A virement of £25,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision for voted expenditure on Government Skills (RfR3);

xiii) A virement of £3,102,000 consultancy savings (RfR3) to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision;

xiv) A virement of £60,000 from Premature Retirement Compensation and Voluntary Colleges (RfR3) to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision;

RfR2

i) A virement of £13,000 from voted Research-Based Initiatives to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision for Science;

ii) A virement of £496,000 from Science and Society to corporate services (RfR1);

RfR3

i) A virement from voted expenditure to non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England of Higher Education Shared Services (£20,000,000), the Higher Education Modernisation Fund (£133,000,000), Higher Education participation programmes (£10,500,000) and Annual Population Survey (£140,000);

ii) A virement of £14,000,000 from voted expenditure by the Skills Funding Agency to non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England;

iii) A transfer of £1,990,000 from the Department for Education to non-voted expenditure by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills for the National Vocational Qualifications Levy;

iv) A transfer of £4,280,000 from the Department for Communities and Local Government for the Migration Impact Fund;

v) A transfer of £9,521,000 from the Ministry of Justice for Offender Learning;

vi) A transfer of £20,000,000 from the Skills Funding Agency to the Department for Education for Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities;

vii) A virement of £2,533,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfR1) for voted expenditure on research and analytical services;

viii) A virement of £25,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfR1) for voted expenditure on Government Skills;

ix) A virement of £60,000 from Premature Retirement Compensation and Voluntary Colleges to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfR1);

x) A virement of £3,102,000 consultancy savings to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfR1);

xi) An increase of £4,176,000 in non-voted expenditure by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, and increased voted contributions from other Departments;

xii) A virement from the Strategic Investment Fund (RfR1) to the Skills Funding Agency of £3,700,000 for the Automotive Industry;



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xiii) A virement of £97,000 from the Skills Funding Agency to non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies (RfR1) for Train to Gain;

xiv) A virement of £350,000 from Higher Education participation programmes to RfR1 for joint BIS funding of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship;

xv) An increase in voted receipts of £823,000 from the Department for Education for 'Routes into Languages' funding to be distributed as non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England;

xvi) An increase in voted receipts of £299,000 from the Department for Education for Repayment of Teacher Loan work to be undertaken by the non-voted Student Loans Company;

xvii) A virement of £930,000 to voted Higher Education Student Support from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England;

xviii) A virement of £6,048,000 from voted Higher Education Student Support to non-voted expenditure by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills;

xix) A virement of £4,904,000 from voted Higher Education Student Support to non-voted expenditure by the Student Loans Company;

xx) A virement of £100,000 from non-voted expenditure by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills to Adult Skills and Learner Support;

xxi) A virement of £20,000,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfR1) to non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England;

Also within the change to resource DEL, the changes to the Administration budget are (RfR1):

i) A virement of £2,300,000 from programme to administration using the Digital Switchover helpscheme underspend to fund broadband expansion;

The change in the Capital element of the DEL arises from:

RfR1

i) A virement of £10,000,000 from voted expenditure by the London Development Agency to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision;

ii) A virement of £5,000,000 from voted expenditure of the Strategic Investment Fund to non-voted expenditure of the Technology Strategy Board for Competition IV - Low Carbon vehicle supply chains;

iii) An increase of £32,400,000 in voted receipts from the Department for Transport and an increase in non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies in respect of regional infrastructure funds;

iv) A virement of £5,000,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (RfR3) to voted expenditure by British Shipbuilders;

v) A virement of £1,860,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (RfR3) to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision;

vi) A virement of £13,140,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (RfR3) to non-voted Launch Investment Receipts;



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RfR2

i) A virement of £1,300,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Research Councils to the Research Capital Investment Fund;

RfR3

i) A virement of £15,000 from non-voted to voted capital in relation to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills;

vii) A virement of £14,000,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to voted expenditure by the Skills Funding Agency;

viii) A virement of £5,000,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to voted expenditure by British Shipbuilders (RfR1);

ix) A virement of £1,860,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfR1);

x) A virement of £13,140,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to non-voted Launch Investment Receipts (RfR1).

Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

Baroness Rawlings: My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (Jeremy Hunt) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval, the Department for Culture Media and Sport's Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £39,700,000 from £1,957,263,000 to £1,996,963,000 and the administration budget will increase by £7,200,000 from £44,288,000 to £51,488,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resource and capital are set out in the following table:

Departmental Expenditure Limits and Administration Budgets
(£,000)ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource DEL

4,396

5,244

90,863

1,460,220

1,551,083

of which:

Administration budget

7,200

-

51,488

-

51,488

Capital†

11,901

18,159

-643,406

1,217,392

573,986

Less Depreciation††

-

-

-7,500

-120,606

-128,106

Total

16,297

23,403

-560,043

2,557,006

1,996,963

† 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.



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The change in the Resource element of the DEL arises from:

Take-up of £9,700,000 end-year flexibility comprising: (£4,000,000) UK Film; (£2,000,000) Museums and Galleries; and £3,700,000 Administration budget, and a transfer of £60,000 from Resource to Capital DEL for the Poetry Archive.

The administration budget has increased by £7,200,000 from £44,288,000 to £51,488,000. This is as a result of take up of £3,700,000 administration end-year flexibility and an agreed transfer of £3,500,000 from programme to administration costs.

The Capital element of the DEL has increased by £30,060,000 as a result of:

The drawdown of £30,000,000 end-year flexibility (EYF) to meet agreed spending plans and a transfer of £60,000 to Capital from Resource DEL for the Poetry Archive.



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Department for Education: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Hill of Oareford): My honourable friend the Secretary of State for Education (Michael Gove) made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department for Education (DfE) Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £580,339,000 from £57,318,757,000 to £57,899,096,000; the administration cost budget will increase by £1,500,000 from £180,503,000 to £182,003,000. The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (OFSTED) which has a separate Estimate and DEL, will remain at £190,196,000 with the administration cost budget remaining at £27,337,000. The Office of Qualifications and Examination Regulation (OFQUAL) which has a separate Estimate and DEL, will remain at £23,400,000.

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

DfE (£,000)ResourcesCapital**
ChangeNew DELOf which:ChangeNew DELOf which:
VotedNon-votedVotedNon- voted

RfR 1

623,339

49,683,740

41,290,026

8,393,714

-43,000

6,297,547

242,474

6,055,073

RfR 2

0

1,602,784

1,602,784

0

0

315,025

315,025

0

DfE Total

623,339

51,286,524

42,892,810

8,393,714

-43,000

6,612,572

557,499

6,055,073

OFSTED

0

190,196

185,852

4,344

0

0

0

0

OFQUAL

0

17,900

17,300

600

0

5,500

5,500

0

Sub-total

623,339

51,494,620

43,095,962

8,398,658

-43,000

6,618,072

562,999

6,055,073

Of which Admin Budget

1,500

209,340

204,872

4,468

0

0

0

0

Depreciation*

-1,500

-17,137

-14,107

-3,030

0

0

0

0

Total

621,839

51,477,483

43,081,855

8,395,628

-43,000

6,618,072

562,999

6,055,073

* Depreciation, which forms part of resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL, in the table above, 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.

Department for Education

Resource DEL

The increase in the resource element of the DEL of £623,339,000 arises from a decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL of £9,089,000 and an increase of £632,428,000 in the non-voted element of resource DEL, mainly in the department's non-departmental public bodies.

Voted Resource DEL

The £9,089,000 decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL arises from:

RFR1

A transfer from the Department for Work and Pensions for £4,183,000 in respect of their agreed share of the costs associated with the Child Poverty Innovation fund.

A transfer from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of £20,000,000 in respect of Higher Discretionary Support for 19-24 year olds.

A Machinery of Government transfer to the Ministry of Justice of £43,811,000 in respect of the Joint Youth Justice Unit. This was a joint project between the Department for Education and the Ministry of Justice. Responsibility for this has been moved entirely to the Ministry of Justice.

A transfer to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of £1,850,000 to cover the departments' contribution to the educational objective of the jointly funded Papal Visit.

A transfer from Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of £1,990,000 in respect of National Vocational Qualifications income received by QCDA that fund UK Commission for Employment and Skills expenditure.

A transfer to the Department for Communities and Local Government of £1,980,000 for the Migration Impact Fund.



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A transfer to the Scottish Government of £213,000 for Child Trust Funds top ups.

A switch of £33,000,000 from Capital Grants to Resource spending for Schools and Teachers to re-profile budgets affected as part of the department's 2010 Emergency Budget savings of £670 million.

Take up of departmental end year flexibility of £606,000,000 to increase provision for sixth forms delivered through the Young People's Learning Agency.

A movement of £626,928,000 to non-voted resource DEL to support the department's non-departmental public bodies.

A movement of £4,500,000 from non-voted spending to re-profile provision usage no longer required and relieve pressures on the depreciation budgets caused by the recent clear line of sight adjustments.

Non-voted resource DEL

The £632,428,000 increase in Non-voted resource DEL arises from:

RFR1

A movement of £10,000,000 from non-voted Capital switched to resource to re-profile budgets affected as part of the department's 2010 Emergency Budget savings of £670 million.

A movement of £626,928,000 from voted resource to support the department's non-departmental public bodies.

A movement of £4,500,000 from non-voted resource DEL to support the department's Administration expenditure.

Capital DEL

The decrease in the capital element of the DEL of £43,000,000 arises from a decrease in the non-voted element of capital DEL.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £43,000,000 decrease in the non-voted element of capital DEL arises from:

A switch of £43,000,000 from non-voted capital into voted and non-voted resource to re-profile budgets affected as part of the department's 2010 Emergency Budget savings of £670 million.

Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

There has been no change in overall DEL limits within the Winter Supplementary.

Office of Qualifications and Examination Regulation

There has been no change in overall DEL limits within the Winter Supplementary.

Department for International Development: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

Baroness Verma: My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development has made the following Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department for International

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Development's departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be reduced by £74,465,000 from £7,618,569,000 to £7,544,104,000.

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 DEL

6,642

-81,372

5,023,211

985,628

6,008,839

of which:

Administration budget

-

-

154,644

3,000

157,644

Capital DEL*

203,001

-202,736

1,737,001

-180,736

1,556,265

Less Depreciation**

-

-

-21,000

-

-21,000

Total DEL

209,643

-284,108

6,739,212

804,892

7,544,104

* 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 the resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL, since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of these assets would lead to double counting.

The change in the Resource element of DEL arises from:

Non-voted

Transfers out to other government departments -£74,730,000:

-£40,000,000 transferred to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in respect of support for British Council Official Development Assistance (ODA).

-£16,467,000 transferred to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in respect of the Conflict Prevention Pool.

-£16,033,000 transferred to the Ministry of Defence in respect of the Conflict Prevention Pool.

-£1,850,000 transferred to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in respect of the papal visit.

-£200,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of police training in Tanzania.

-£180,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of visas for Chernobyl victims.

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision -£6,642,000

Subtotal non-voted: -£81,372,000

Voted

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision £6,642,000

Subtotal voted: £6,642,000

Total reductions in RDEL: -£74,730,000

The change in the Capital element of DEL arises from:

Non-voted

Transfers in from other government departments £265,000



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£265,000 transferred from Foreign & Commonwealth Office in respect of the new Juba office build.

Income from Global Trade Liquidity loan to be paid into the Consolidated Fund (CFER) since it exceeds voted capital expenditure -£200,000,000

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision -£3,001,000

Subtotal non-voted: -£202,736,000

Voted

IDA replenishment on resource side of the Estimate £200,000,000

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision £3,001,000

Subtotal voted: £203,001,000

Total increases in CDEL: £265,000.

Department for Work and Pensions: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord Freud): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Iain Duncan Smith) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department for Work and Pensions Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit will decrease by £35,781,000 to £8,730,218,000 and the Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit will remain unchanged at £243,052,000. The Administration budget will decrease by £31,185,000 to £6,076,705,000.

(£,000)ChangeNew Departmental Expenditure Limit
VotedNon-votedTotalVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource

-58,183

22,402

-35,781

5,599,225

3,130,993

8,730,218

of which:

Administration

-31,185

-

-31,185

4,543,556

1,533,149

6,076,705

Capital

18,496

-18,496

-

191,224

51,828

243,052

Depreciation1

919

-1,018

-99

-254,880

-834

-255,714

Total DEL

-40,606

4,924

-35,682

5,535,569

3,181,987

8,717,556

1 Depreciation, which forms part of the resource Departmental Expenditure Limit, is excluded from the total Departmental Expenditure Limit since the capital Departmental Expenditure Limit includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit

The change in the resource element of the Departmental Expenditure Limit arises from:

Movements in Voted Expenditure

Request for Resources 2

i. A budget transfer of £4,183,000 to the Department for Education to meet the department's agreed share of the costs associated with the Child Poverty Innovation fund for 2010-11.

ii. A budget transfer of £413,000 to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for Regional Development Agency payments in relation to the School Gates project.



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Request for Resources 3

iii. A budget transfer of £1,200,000 to the Paydays and Periodicity for Pension benefits. Small up front cost of £1.2 million required to be transferred to Non-Voted AME.

iv. A transfer from Request for Resources 5 of £1,000,000 to cover the costs of Information Assurance for 2010-11.

v. A budget transfer of £1,000,000 to the Cabinet Office for the department's contribution to Information Assurance for 2010-11.

Request for Resources 5

vi. A Machinery of Government change of £28,985,000 to the Cabinet Office. This is to bring together and consolidate in the Cabinet Office all the various strands of work on transparency, open data, government websites and digital engagement.

vii. A transfer to Request for Resources 3 of £1,000,000 to cover the costs of Information Assurance for 2010-11.

Movements in Non-Voted Expenditure

viii. A decrease in non-voted expenditure of £16,000 offset by an increase in voted expenditure of £16,000 relating to decreased spend of the Independent Living Fund.

ix. A decrease in non-voted expenditure of £14,495,000 offset by an increase in voted expenditure of £14,495,000 relating to decreased spend of the Pensions Regulator.

x. A decrease in non-voted expenditure of £226,000 offset by an increase in voted expenditure of £226,000 relating to decreased spend of the Pensions Advisory Service.

xi. A decrease in non-voted expenditure of £75,000 offset by an increase in voted expenditure of £75,000 relating to decreased spend of the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman.

xii. An increase in non-voted expenditure of £37,214,000 offset by an increase in voted income of £37,214,000 relating to the increase of income for administering National Insurance Benefits.

Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit

The net nil movement in the capital element of the Departmental Expenditure Limit arises from:

Movements in Non-Voted Expenditure

xiii. A decrease in non-voted capital expenditure of £18,508,000 offset by an increase in voted capital expenditure of £18,508.000 relating to decreased spend of the Pensions Regulator.

xiv. An increase in non-voted capital expenditure of £12,000 offset by an decrease in voted capital expenditure of £12,000 relating to increased spend of the Pensions Advisory Service.

Administration Costs

The movement in the Administration Cost limit arises from the changes to the Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit as noted in items iii to vii.



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Department of Energy and Climate Change: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Lord Marland): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Chris Huhne) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department of Energy and Climate Change Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will increase by £650,000 from £3,111,948,000 to £3,112,598,000.

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 DEL

943,776

-924,801

407,198

810,364

1,217,562

of which:

Administration Budget

-

-

108,084

-

108,084

Capital DEL

3,262

-21,587

725,519

1,178,182

1,903,701

Less Depreciation††

-

-

-2,987

-5,678

-8,665

Total DEL

947,038

-946,388

1,129,730

1,982,868

3,112,598

† 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 in the table above, since Capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

Resource DEL

The increase in the Resource element of the DEL of £18,975,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of Resource DEL of £943,776,000 offset by a decrease of £924,801,000 in the non-voted element of Resource DEL.

Voted Resource DEL

The £943,776,000 increase in the voted element of Resource DEL arises from:

A decrease of £923,000,000 in Nuclear Decommissioning Authority operating appropriations-in-aid.

A transfer from non-voted Capital DEL of £18,325,000, reflecting the revision of the Capital/Resource split of the £85 million DECC contribution to the £6.2 billion savings announced on 24 May 2010.

A transfer from non-voted Resource DEL of £1,801,000.



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A transfer from the Department for Communities and Local Government of £2,500,000 for Low Carbon Framework pilot programmes.

A transfer to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of £1,850,000 towards the costs of the Papal visit.

Non-voted Resource DEL

The £924,801,000 decrease in non-voted Resource DEL arises from:

A decrease of £923,000,000 in Nuclear Decommissioning Authority DEL reflecting the revised scoring of their income as non-voted in DEL terms, offsetting the reduction in appropriations-in-aid.

A transfer to voted Resource DEL of £1,801,000.

Capital DEL

The decrease in the Capital element of the DEL of £18,325,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of Capital DEL of £3,262,000 and a decrease of £21,587,000 in the non-voted element of Capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £3,262,000 increase in the voted element of Capital DEL arises from: A transfer from non-voted Capita! DEL of £3,262,000.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £21,587,000 decrease in the non-voted element of Capital DEL arises from: A transfer to voted Capital DEL of £3,262,000

A transfer to voted Resource DEL of £18,325,000, reflecting the revision of the Capital/Resource split of the £85 million DECC contribution to the £6.2 billion savings announced on 24 May 2010.

Department of Health: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe): My honourable friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Simon Burns) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the Department of Health's element of the Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will increase by £20,860,000 from £106,260,372,000 to £106,281,232,000. The Administration Cost Limit has increased by £4,201,000 from £211,079,000 to £215,280,000. The Food Standards Agency DEL decreases by £16,059,000 from £130,989,000 to £114,930,000. The Administration Cost Limit will reduce by £5,389,000 from £56,299,000 to £50,910,000. The overall DEL including the Food Standards Agency will increase by £4,801,000 from £106,391,361,000 to £106,396,162,000. The impact on resource and capital are set out in the following table:



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(£,000,000)ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Department of Health

Resource DEL, of which

467.860

-447.000

101,141.041

243.339

101,384.380

Administration Budget

4.201

-

210.280

5.000

215.280

Capital DEL*

-

-

2,150.189

2,746.663

4,896.852

Total Department of Health DEL

467.860

-447.000

103,291.230

2,990.002

106,281.232

Depreciation**

-

-

-1,119.419

-

-1,119.419

Total Department of Health spending (after adjustment)

467.860

-447.000

102,171.811

2,990.002

105,161.813

Food Standards Agency

Resource DEL, of which

-16.059

-

114.329

-

114.329

Administration Budget

-5.389

-

50.910

-

50.910

Capital DEL*

-

-

0.601

-

0.601

Total Food Standards Agency DEL

-16.059

-

114.930

-

114.930

Depreciation**

-

-

-1.861

-

-1.861

Total Food Standards Agency spending (after adjustment)

-16.059

-

113.069

-

113.069

* 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 the capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

The Department of Health DEL has increased by £20,860,000 made up of:

an increase of £14,327,000 (£4,201,000 administration costs) as a result of a Machinery of Government change with nutrition policy moving from the Food Standards Agency;a transfer of £10,513,000 from the Ministry of Justice mainly for prison healthcare services;a transfer of £-2,000,000 to the Cabinet Office as the Department's share of a contribution to information assurance strategy; anda transfer of £-1,980,000 to the Department of Communities and Local Government towards the migrant impact fund.

The Department of Health's administration cost limit has increased as a result of the Machinery of Government change detailed above.

The change of £16,059,000 to the Food Standards Agency element of the DEL is due to:

a reduction in DEL of £14,327,000 (£4,201,000 administration costs) for the transfer of nutrition responsibilities to the Department of Health. It was announced on the 20 July the Department of Health would become responsible for nutrition policy in England; anda reduction in DEL of £1,732,000 (£1,188,000 administration costs) for the transfer of labelling responsibilities. It was announced on the 20 July that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will become responsible for country of origin labelling and various other types of labelling not related to food safety, and food composition policies in England.

Disabled People: Work Capability Assessments

Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord Freud): My right honourable friend the Minister for Employment (Chris Grayling) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The Government are pleased to announce the publication of Professor Malcolm Harrington's Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA). This is a substantial and thorough review of the WCA which the Government fully endorse. Alongside the review, the Government are publishing their response which sets out how we will implement the review's recommendations.

A central part of the Government's plans to reform the welfare state involves action to tackle incapacity benefit dependency. More than 2.2 million people in Britain today are on incapacity benefits and many have been abandoned, with little or no contact from the welfare state for as long as a decade or more.

Through the WCA we seek to change this, and to try to find a better way forward for those people. From April 2011 we will put 1.6 million people, all of those on incapacity benefits who are not close to retirement, through an independent medical assessment, the WCA. Those found fit for work or with the potential to return to work will be given support to help them do so; those who are deemed unable to work will continue to receive full support.

We believe that the principles of the WCA are right but we are clear that the process of assessment must be fair and honest about people's potential. We do not wish to see people who are genuinely unable to work put in a position where they are expected to do so.



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Professor Harrington's review sets out how we can refine the system and significantly improve the process so that it continues to be fit for purpose. We intend to implement these changes as quickly as possible. Many will be put in place in time for the first assessments from the national migration in April 2011.

We will continue to review the WCA and to make further changes where necessary. We have invited Professor Harrington to continue in his current role as independent reviewer for another year and to make further recommendations to us as appropriate.

Copies of both documents are available in the Vote Office.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Howell of Guildford): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (William Hague) 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 £95,878,000 from £2,127,148,000 to £2,223,026,000. The administration budget will be increased by £64,250,000 from £420,448,000 to £484,698,000. 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

138,143

-17,000

2,124,381

29,000

2,153,381

of which:

Administration budget

81,250

-17,000

468,068

16,630

484,698

Capital*

-25,265

-

168,695

-

168,695

Depreciationo

-

-

-99,050

-

-99,050

Total

112,878

-17,000

2,194,026

29,000

2,223,026

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

o 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

Administration

Take up of £15,000,000 Administration EYF in respect of modernisation of the core FCO.

A claim on the Reserve of £15,000,000 Administration costs in respect of Corporate Services modernisation.

Transfer of £1,850,000 administration from the Department for Education in respect of the Papal visit.



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Transfer of £1,850,000 administration from the Department for International Development in respect of the Papal visit.

Transfer of £1,850,000 administration from the Department of Energy and Climate Change in respect of the Papal visit.

Transfer of £1,850,000 administration from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in respect of the Papal visit.

Transfer of £1,850,000 administration from the Department for Communities and Local Government in respect of the Papal visit.

Transfer of £180,000 administration from the Department for International Development in respect of the gratis visa operation in Chernobyl.

Capital to Administration switch of £25,000,000 in respect of exchange rate pressures.

Programme

Transfer of £100,000 programme from the Department for International Development in respect of the Strategic and Bilateral fund work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Transfer of £40,000,000 programme from the Department for International Development in respect of support for British Council Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Transfer of £200,000 programme from the Department of International Development in respect of Tanzania Police Training Project.

Capital

Capital to administration switch of £25,000,000 in respect of exchange rate pressures.

Capital transfer of £265,000 from FCO to DfID as a contribution towards building a new office in Juba, Sudan.

Request for Resources 2

Programme

Transfer of £16,467,000 grants from DfID in respect of conflict prevention and discretionary Peacekeeping funds.

Transfer of £54,000 grants to the Security Intelligence Agencies for expansion and capability.

HM Revenue and Customs; Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon): My honourable friend the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury (David Gauke) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the Supplementary Estimate, the HM Revenue and Customs total DEL will be decreased by £500,000 from £3,706,842,000 to £3,706,342,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:



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(£,000)ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon-VotedVotedNon-VotedTotal

Resource DEL

37,771

-38,271

3,311,284

425,976

3,737,260

of which:

Administration Budget †

37,771

38,271

3,586,418

79,437

3,665,855

Capital

2,415

-2,415

211,549

-

211,549

Less Depreciation ††

-

-

-242,467

-242,467

Total DEL

40,186

-40,686

3,280,366

425,976

3,706,342

† The total of Administration Budget figures may well be greater than total resource DEL, due to the definitions overlapping.

†† 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 change in the resource element of DEL arises from:

A transfer of £500,000 administration costs to the Cabinet Office Security and Intelligence Agencies, as HMRC's share of funding Information Assurance Activities.

The take-up of £38,335,000 non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision as voted administration costs to facilitate improvements to key operational activities (DEL-neutral).

A decrease in voted DEL of £64,000 with respect to administration cash leasing costs under International Financial Reporting Standards, which transfer to non-voted DEL (DEL-neutral).

The change in the administration budget arises from the specific administration items detailed in the resource element above.

The change in the capital element of DEL arises from:

The take-up of £2,415,000 non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision as voted capital costs to facilitate improvements to key operational activities (DEL-neutral).

HM Treasury: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon): My honourable friend the Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Justine Greening) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the Winter Supplementary Estimate, HM Treasury's Resource DEL will be decreased by £20,657,000 from £206,740,000 to £186,083,000. The Administration Budget will be decreased by £21,957,000 from £159,551,000 to £137,594,000. The impact on resources, including the administration budget, is set out in the following table:



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(£,000)ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon- votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource

-20,657

-

152,359

33,724

186,083

of which:

Administration budget

-21,957

-

126,485

11,109

137,594

Capital*

-

-

45,300

3,400

48,700

Less Depreciation**

-

-

-6,725

-

-6,725

Total

-20,657

-

190,934

37,124

228,058

* 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 net reductions in resource DEL of £20,657,000 and Administration Budget of £21,957,000 are the net effect of the transfer of responsibility for the Office of Government Commerce to the Cabinet Office following the Machinery of Government transfer announced on 15 June 2010.

Ministry of Defence: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Astor of Hever): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence (the right honourable Dr Liam Fox) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Ministry of Defence Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) will be increased by £102,744,000 (Voted and Non-Voted) from £37,219,510,000 to £37,322,254,000. 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

102,744

-

35,454,550

603,460

36,058,010

of which:

Administration Budget

-

-

2,182,586

-

2,182,586

Capital

-

-

10,070,208

851

10,071,059

Depreciation*

-

-

-8,797,259

-9,556

-8,806,815

Total

102,744

-

36,727,499

594,755

37,322,254

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

Voted Resource DEL increase £102,744,000.



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RfR1:

(1) An increase of £88,000,000 in Resource DEL to bring it into line with the audited outturn for 2009-10, updating the provisional adjustment made at Main Estimate, as agreed with the Treasury from the Reserve.

(2) To increase the net Non-Budget Grant funding of £1,289,000 by reducing Resource DEL by £28,000 for the Council of Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, £600,000 for the National Army Museum, £871,000 for the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and £315,000 for the Cadets and Sea Scouts Association; and increasing Resource DEL by reducing the Royal Navy National Museum Non Budget grant of £525,000.

RfR2:

(1) A transfer in of £16,033,000 from the Department for International Development being their contribution to the Conflict Pool.

The changes to Resource DEL and Capital DEL will lead to an increased net cash requirement of £104,033,000.

National Savings and Investments: Winter Supplementary Estimates

Statement

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon): My honourable friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mark Hoban) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, National Savings and Investments (NS&I) Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £15,994,000 to £168,402,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are set out in the following table:

(£,000)ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-VotedTotal

Resource DEL

15,994

-4,994

168,402

-

168,402

of which:

Administration budget:

15,994

-4,994

168,402

-

168,402

Near cash in RDEL:

15,994

-4,994

164,769

-

164,769

Capital

-

-

464

-

464

Depreciation*

-

-

-2,983

-

-2,983

Total

15,994

-4,994

165,883

-

165,883

* 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 DEL (£15,994,000) is required to continue the delivery of NS&I's adding value strategy for both the modernisation and simplification of infrastructure and products. To facilitate this, NS&I has included the following items in its Winter Supplementary estimate:

Resource DEL end year flexibility (£6.0 million);DEL Reserve claim (£5.0 million); and
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