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Written Statements

Monday 14 February 2011

Attorney-General's Office: DEL

Statement

The Advocate-General for Scotland (Lord Wallace of Tankerness): My honourable friend the Solicitor-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 £1,000 from £697,852,000 to £697,853,000. Within the total DEL change, the impacts on resources and capital are set out in the following table:

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

Resource DEL

805

-673

659,882

35,509

695,391

of which:

Administration budget

1

-

60,949

-

60,949

Capital DEL †

45

-

11,885

-

11,885

Less Depreciation ††

-176

-

-9,423

-

-9,423

Total DEL

674

-673

662,344

35,509

697,853

The Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) element of the Attorney General's total DEL will be unchanged at £641,427,000.

The movements within Resource DEL arise from:

the take-up of Departmental Unallocated Provision of £4,000,000 from non-voted to voted DEL to increase the spending on the prosecution of criminal cases;

an increase in the use of provisions for pension liabilities by £3,327,000 from voted to non-voted RDEL; and

the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO) element of the Attorney General's total DEL will be unchanged at £41,546,000.

The movements within Resource DEL leading to a net change of £131,000 arise from:

the take-up of £176,000 of budget transfer from the Home Office for the NFA Action Fraud Programme; and

a transfer of £45,000 from Resource DEL to Capital DEL.

Total DEL is unchanged as depreciation costs are expected to increase by £176,000.



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The HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor (TSol) element of the Attorney General's total DEL will be increased by a token £1,000 from £14,879,000 to £14,880,000. This increase will occur within the Administration Budget which will increase from £12,945,000 to £12,946,000.

The change in Resource DEL arises from:

a token increase of £1,000 to allow a £5,000,000 increase in appropriations in aid, arising from increased fee and disbursement from clients because of increased volume of legal and related services activity, to be included in the Estimate.

Banking: Social Investment

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.

My honourable friend the Minister for Civil Society and I are today publishing a strategy for social investment, Growing the Social Investment Market, which gives more detail on the role of the Big Society Bank, alongside other measures to build the market. I am placing copies in the Libraries of the House and making it available on the Cabinet Office website.

Social entrepreneurs, and the social ventures they lead, bring innovative solutions to some of our most intractable social problems, by combining commitment to a clear social mission with financially sustainable business models. They are crucial to building a bigger, stronger society, as well as contributing to economic growth and employment. However, social entrepreneurs are often held back by a lack of access to investment finance, which means they find it difficult to get started, to expand their ventures and to achieve their full potential. This is particularly the case now that public spending is constrained and many organisations that may have previously relied on some grant funding to survive are having to cope with the difficult transition to a new financing landscape.

The Government therefore want to accelerate the development of the emerging social investment market, to increase the supply of capital available to social ventures. Our vision is for a market in which investors-from individual citizens to large institutions and charitable trusts and foundations-can choose to invest for good by putting their money into organisations that create positive social impact and a financial return. In the long term we want this to become the norm: a third pillar of funding, alongside traditional giving and public service income.

The Big Society Bank will play a crucial part in catalysing the development of this market, and some of its functions will be in place in April 2011. And we will now work with leading social investment experts to develop a proposal for the establishment of the Big Society Bank as an independent private sector organisation, with its social mission locked in. The Bank will act as a wholesaler to build the market and leverage in new finance. It will operate in a transparent way, publishing annual accounts including details of

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the financial and social impact of its investments, and it will be financially self-sufficient-able, in time, to cover its operating costs and make investments in line with its core mission. The Bank will also act as a champion for the social investment market, offering advice and assistance, and acting as a vital portal to connect social ventures with sources of investment.

Alongside establishing the Big Society Bank, action being taken by Government-to open up public services to a wider range of providers; to empower communities to purchase and run local assets; to review the effectiveness of the current fiscal, regulatory and legal framework for social investment; and to provide financial and other support for social ventures to build their business capability-will help create the right conditions for the market to thrive and grow.

Government and the Big Society Bank cannot achieve this alone, so the strategy also calls on others to play their part. Social ventures and other civil society organisations will need to be willing to explore new forms of financing, and prove that they have financially sustainable business models. Existing specialist intermediaries will have a critical role in developing their product ranges and support, and will need to compete with new intermediaries entering the market. Charitable trusts and foundations are in a good position

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to free up a portion of their investment and endowment assets, which account for nearly £95 billion, for social investment. We look to mainstream financial institutions to dedicate resources to create new products, to build expertise and to leverage their distribution networks. And ultimately, we want individual citizens to start to see social investment as a core savings proposition.

Taken together this framework for action and the establishment of the Big Society Bank will enable the great work being carried out by the innovative, committed people and organisations across the UK to have a major impact in building a better, stronger society.

Cabinet Office: DEL

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 Spring Supplementary Estimate 2010-11, the Cabinet Office total Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £17,630,000 from £559,087,000 to £576,717,000. The impact on resources and capital is set out in the following table:

(£,000)Winter Supplementary Estimate DELChangesSpring Supplementary Estimate New DEL
VotedNon-votedTotalVotedNon-votedTotalVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource DEL

365,394

150,181

515,575

+1,564

+471

+2,035

366,958

150,652

517,610

Of which:

Administration Budget

225,317

10,400

235,717

-11,912

+512

-11,400

213,405

10,912

224,317

Capital DEL**

69,137

2,000

71,137

+15,501

+94

+15,595

84,638

2,094

86,732

Depreciation*

-27,625

-

-27,625

-

-

-

-27,625

-

-27,625

Total DEL

406,906

152,181

559,087

+17,065

+565

+17,630

423,971

152,746

576,717

Summary of Changes in Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL)

The change in the resource element of DEL is an increase of £2,035,000 which comprises: £6,172,000 agreed claims on the Reserve, £4,137,000 reduction for transfers to Capital DEL.

The change in the capital element of DEL is an increase of £15,595,000 which comprises £11,458,000 Capital DEL End Year Flexibility drawdown and transfers from resource to capital for £4,137,000.

Changes in Resource DEL (RDEL)

The changes which result in a net increase in Resource DEL (RDEL) of £2,035,000 are as follows:

agreed claims on the Reserve £6,172,000;

a claim on the Reserve for v Match Funding increases Resource DEL, Net Resource and Net Cash Requirement by £6,172,000;

transfers from Resource DEL to Capital DEL £4,137,000;

a transfer from administration expenditure within Resource DEL to Capital DEL to cover the costs for small projects of £728,000. Net Resource Requirement will reduce by £728,000 and Net Cash Requirement remain the same;

a transfer from Resource DEL administration expenditure to Capital DEL to cover expenditure on projects enhancing the computer system which supports Civil Service Pensions for £350,000. Net Resource Requirement will reduce by £350,000 and Net Cash Requirement remain the same;

a transfer from administration expenditure within Resource DEL to Capital DEL to cover the costs for small projects of £750,000. Net Resource Requirement will reduce by £750,000 and Net Cash Requirement remain the same;

a transfer within Directgov from administration expenditure within Resource DEL to Capital DEL to cover expenditure on Directgov channel development projects was identified as capital as part of work to comply with IFRS for £2,215,000. Net Resource

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Requirement will reduce by £2,215,000 and Net Cash Requirement remain the same; and

a switch from non-voted programme expenditure within Resource DEL to Capital DEL to cover additional non-voted capital expenditure to eNDPBs decreases RDEL by £94,000. Net Resource Requirement and Net Cash Requirement remain the same.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport: DEL

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 £88,500,000 from £1,996,963,000 to £2,085,463,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resource and capital are set out in the following table:

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

Resource DEL

8,910

54,650

99,773

1,514,870

1,614,643

of which:

Administration budget

-

-

51,488

-

51,488

Capital

-60

25,000

-643,466

1,242,392

598,926

Less Depreciation††

-

-

-7,500

-120,606

-128,106

Total

8,850

79,650

-551,193

2,636,656

2,085,463

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



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Take-up of £18,000,000 End Year flexibility comprising: (£10,000,000) for Museums and Galleries, and (£8,000,000) for Broadcasting; claims on the Reserve totalling £56,000,000 comprising budgetary cover (£48,000,000) in respect of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, (£5,000,000) for the Listed Places of Worship Scheme and (£3,000,000) for costs associated with the sale of the Tote, and an agreed transfer of £60k from Capital to Resource DEL to correct a misalignment of funds in the Winter Supplementary Estimate, partially offset by transfers to other Government Departments of £10,500,000, (£8,000,000) to support Stage 2 Devolution in Northern Ireland and (£2,500,000) to Department for Communities and Local Government for the Ordnance Survey contribution.

The Capital element of the DEL has increased by £24,940,000 as a result of:

The drawdown of £25,000,000 End Year Flexibility (EYF) for the Museums and galleries; and

an agreed transfer of £60k from Capital to Resource DEL to correct a misalignment of funds in the Winter Supplementary Estimate.

Department for Education: DEL

Statement

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: My honourable friend the Secretary of State for Education (Michael Gove MP) has 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 £752,963,000 from £57,899,096,000 to £58,652,059,000; the administration cost budget will decrease by £195,000 from £182,003,000 to £181,808,000. 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 also 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:

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

RfR 1

74,475

49,758,215

39,159,839

10,598,376

446,083

6,763,630

671,693

6,091,937

RfR 2

34,405

1,637,189

1,608,789

28,400

178,000

493,025

493,025

0

DfE Total

108,880

51,395,404

40,768,628

10,626,776

644,083

7,256,655

1,164,718

6,091,937

OFSTED

-250

189,946

178,875

11,071

250

250

250

0

OFQUAL

0

17,900

17,300

600

0

5,500

5,500

0

Sub Total

108,630

51,603,250

40,894,808

10,708,442

644,333

7,262,405

1,170,468

6,091,937

Of which Admin Budget

-195

209,145

204,677

4,468

0

0

0

0

Depreciation*

-4,298

-21,435

-17,586

-3,849

0

0

0

0

Total

104,332

51,581,815

40,877,222

10,704,593

644,333

7,262,405

1,170,468

6,091,937



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Department for Education

Resource DEL

The increase in the resource element of the DEL of £108,880,000 arises from a decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL of £2,124,182,000 and an increase of £2,233,062,000 in the non-voted element of resource DEL, mainly in the Department's Arm's-Length Bodies.

Voted Resource DEL

The £2,124,182,000 decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL arises from:

RFR1

A Machinery of Government transfer to the Ministry of Justice of £195,000 in respect of Administration costs for 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. All Programme costs were transferred in the Winter Supplementary;

a transfer from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of £1,000,000 for the Family Learning Impact Fund to recoup unspent funding from 2009-10;

a transfer from the Ministry of Justice of £250,000 in respect of Think Family Grants funding the Family Intervention Project;

a switch of £110,000,000 from Resource spending to Capital Grants spending for Schools and Teachers;

take-up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £191,000,000 to increase provision for Dedicated Schools Grant;

a movement from RfR2 of £5,411,000 to fund Free Childcare for Training and Learning for Work spending and to fund the delivery of the Outreach training programme; and

a movement of £2,246,053,000 to non-voted resource DEL to support the Department's Arm's-Length Bodies.

RfR2

Take-up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £15,000,000 to increase provision for Current Grants to Local Authorities for Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare to promote the physical, intellectual and social development of babies and young people through Sure Start;

a movement to RfR1 of £5,411,000 to fund Free Childcare for Training and Learning for Work spending and to fund the delivery of the Outreach training programme; and

a movement from non-voted of £24,816,000 to fund Current Grants to Local Authorities for Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare.

Non-voted resource DEL

The £2,233,062,000 increase in Non-voted resource DEL arises from:

RFR1

A transfer from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of £11,900,000 for Higher Discretionary Support for 19-24 year olds;



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a transfer to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of £75,000 to cover transfer costs for British Educational Communications and Technology Agency staff; and

a movement of £2,246,053,000 from voted resource to support the Department's Arm's-Length Bodies.

RFR2

A movement of £24,816,000 to voted resource to fund Current Grants to Local Authorities for Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare.

Capital DEL

The increase in the capital element of the DEL of £644,083,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of capital DEL of £607,219,000 and an increase of £36,864,000 non-voted element of capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £607,219,000 increase in the voted element of capital DEL arises from:

RFR1

A switch of £110,000,000 from Resource spending to Capital Grants spending for Schools and Teachers;

a transfer from the Department for Work and Pensions of £460,000 in respect of Government Connect;

take-up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £84,192,000 to increase provision for Capital Grants to Local Authorities to Support Children and Families;

take-up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £228,000,000 to increase provision for Schools and Teachers; and

a movement from non-voted of £6,567,000 to fund Children and Families.

RfR2

Take-up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £178,000,000 to promote the physical, intellectual and social development of babies and young people through Sure Start.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £36,864,000 increase in the non-voted element of capital DEL arises from:

Take-up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £43,431,000 to support the Department's Arm's-Length Bodies; and

a movement to voted of £6,567,000 to fund Children and Families.

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

The main change to Ofsted's Resource relates to the draw down of £3.7m Departmental Unallocated Provision. This additional Resource will be used to support Ofsted's regulation and inspection activities. Resource of £0.25m has also been transferred to Capital. This will enable Ofsted to invest in capital assets including IT equipment.

Office of Qualifications and Examination Regulation

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



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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: DEL

Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Henley): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State (Caroline Spelman) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs total Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £45,893,000 (1.67%) from £2,755,111,000 to £2,801,004,000. The Administration Budget will remain unchanged at £282,088,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital is set out in the following table:

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

Resource

-11,848

27,591

15,743

3,695,767

-1,262,951

2,432,816

of which:

Administration Budget

-

-

-

282,088

-

282,088

Capital

-150

30,300

30,150

122,977

454,887

577,864

Depreciation*

-

-

-

-100,441

-109,235

-209,676

Total

-11,998

57,891

45,893

3,718,303

-917,299

2,801,004

The change in the resource element of the DEL of £15,743,000 arises from:

a transfer of £172,000 to the Department of Energy and Climate Change for information services at the Committee for Climate Change;

a transfer of £65,000 to the Ministry of Justice for the Tribunal Service relating to appeals for civil sanctions;

a transfer of £130,000 to Defra from the Department for International Development for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture;

a transfer of £46,000,000 from the 2011-12 ring-fenced EU disallowance provision to cover pressures in the 2010-11 budget which have arisen due to the timing of when the disallowance payments are accrued;

a transfer of £30,000,000 from Resource to Capital DEL for the Environment Agency (EA) in respect of flood defences where the exact nature and classification of the expenditure is determined by EA as they undertake the work; and

a transfer of £150,000 from Resource to Capital DEL payments for the Fallen Stock Company.

There has also been a transfer within the resource element of the DEL of £11,591,000 from voted to non-voted.

£16,377,000 relating to budget transfers from the core Department (voted) to the Department's Non

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Departmental Public Bodies (non-voted), mainly Natural England, EA and the Joint Nature and Conservation Committee; and

£4,786,000 relates to increases in income and expenditure for the Rural Payments Agency scheme payments. This change is DEL-neutral, but the expenditure is classed as voted, whereas the income is classed as non-voted consolidated fund extra receipts.

There is no change in the depreciation budget.

The change in the capital element of the DEL of £30,150,000 arises from:

a transfer of £30,000,000 from Resource to Capital DEL for EA in respect of flood defences where the exact nature and classification of the expenditure is determined by EA as they undertake the work; and

a transfer of £150,000 from Resource to Capital DEL payments for the Fallen Stock Company.

There has also been a transfer within the capital element of the DEL of £300,000 from voted to non-voted relating to a budget transfer from the core Department (voted) to the Marine Management Organisation, a non-voted Non Departmental Public Body.

Department for International Development: DEL

Statement

Baroness Verma: My honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development (Mr Andrew Mitchell) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department for International Development's departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £1,218,000 from £7,544,104,000 to £7,545,322,000.

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

68,482

-77,438

5,091,693

908,190

5,999,883

of which:

Administration budget

-2,658

2,432

151,986

5,432

157,418

Capital DEL*

25,264

-19,264

1,762,265

-200,000

1,562,265

Less Depreciation**

4,174

-

-16,826

-

-16,826

Total DEL

97,920

-96,702

6,837,132

708,190

7,545,322

The change in the Resource element of DEL arises from:



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Voted

Transfers out to other government departments, including those relating to the jointly managed Conflict Prevention Pool and Aid Stabilisation Fund. This sits on Department for International Development's baseline but is shared between Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence. Budget transfers relate to expenditure managed by these other government departments.

-£1,118,000: -£1,000,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the joint Conflict Prevention Pool (RfR2).-£59,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the joint Stabilisation Unit (RfR2).-£59,000 transferred to the Ministry of Defence in respect of the joint Stabilisation Unit. (RfR2)

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision

£106,790,000

Increase in EC Attribution

-£23,045,000

Increase in utilisation of provisions

-£8,145,000

Transfer to CDEL

-£6,000,000

Subtotal voted

68,482,000

Non-voted

Transfers out to other government departments, including those relating to the jointly managed Conflict Prevention Pool and Aid Stabilisation Fund. This sits on Department for International Development's baseline but is shared between Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence. Budget transfers relate to expenditure managed by these other government departments.

-£1,838,000: -£1,400,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of Conflict Prevention for Afghanistan.-£200,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the UK India Collaboration on Energy Efficiency and Trading.-£130,000 transferred to DEFRA in respect of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources. -£108,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of Conflict Prevention for Africa.

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision

106,790,000

Increase in EC Attributed

£23,045,000

Increase in utilisation of provisions

£8,145,000

Subtotal non voted

-£77,438,000

Total reductions in RDEL

-8,956,000

The change in the Capital element of DEL arises from:

Voted

Transfer from RDEL

6,000,000

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision

19,264,000

Subtotal

£25,264,000



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Non-voted

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision

19,264,000

Subtotal non voted

-£19,264,000

Total increases in CDEL

6,000,000

Department for Work and Pensions: DEL

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 increase by £276,605,000 to £9,006,823,000 and the Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit will increase by £81,565,000 to £324,617,000. The Administration budget will decrease by £233,105,000 to £5,843,600,000.

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

Resource

1,113,922

-837,317

276,605

6,713,147

2,293,676

9,006,823

of which:

Administration

560,895

-794,000

-233,105

5,104,451

739,149

5,843,600

Near-cash

1,113,891

-837,286

276,605

6,455,236

2,292,873

8,748,109

Capital

120,955

-39,390

81,565

312,179

12,438

324,617

Depreciation1

31

-31

0

254,911

803

255,714

Total DEL

1,234,846

-876,676

358,170

6,770,415

2,305,311

9,075,726

Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit

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

Request for Resources 1

i. A decrease in resource of £5,000,000 (Administration) offset by an increase in Capital.

Request for Resources 2

ii. A reserve claim of £74,000,000 (Other Current) to support expenditure incurred on measures set out in the 2008 Pre Budget Report.

iii. A reserve claim of £14,349,000 (£6,069,000 Administration and £8,280,000 Other Current) to support expenditure on Spend to Save measures.

iv. A reserve claim of £19,000,000 (Administration) from the department's Modernisation Fund.

v. £2,100,000 (Administration) received from the Department for Communities and Local Government to reflect a reduction in European Social Fund programme activity by the Government Office Network.



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Request for Resources 3

vi. A reserve claim of £6,000,000 (Administration) from the department's Modernisation Fund.

vii. A reserve claim of £7,602,000 (Administration) to support expenditure on Spend to Save measures.

viii. A reserve claim of £1,000,000 (Other Current) to support expenditure incurred on measures focussing on delivering savings through reduced overpayments within Disability Living Allowance claims as set out in the Pre Budget Report 2009.

Request for Resources 5

ix. A reserve claim of £58,000,000 (Administration) from the department's Modernisation Fund.

x. A reserve claim of £3,749,000 (Administration) to support expenditure on Spend to Save measures.

xi. A reserve claim of £99,000,000 (Other Current) to support expenditure on Staff Exits.

xii. An increase in resource of £5,000,000 (Administration) offset by a decrease in Capital.

Movements between Voted and Non-Voted Budgets

xiii. An increase in voted funding offset by a decrease in non-voted funding of, for RfR2 £591,600,000 (£303,670,000 Administration and £287,930,000 Other Current) and for RfR5 £78,000 (Administration) resulting from accessing funds held in the Departmental Unallocated Provision which were provided in the 2009 Budget.

xiv. An increase in voted funding offset by a decrease in non-voted funding of £85,805,000 (£46,305,000 Administration and £39,500,000 Other Current) as a result of accessing funds held in the Departmental Unallocated Provision which were provided in the Welfare Reform White Paper.

xv. A decrease in non-voted funding of £3,687,000 offset by an increase in voted funding of £3,687,000 relating to decreased expenditure by Working Ventures (UK) Limited.

xvi. A decrease in non-voted funding of £67,000 offset by an increase in voted funding of £67,000 relating to decreased expenditure by the Independent Living Fund.

xvii. An increase in non-voted funding of £739,000 offset by a decrease in voted funding of £739,000 relating to increased expenditure by the Financial Assistance Scheme.

xviii. A decrease in non-voted funding of £1,730,000 offset by an increase in voted funding of £1,730,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Pensions Regulator.

xix. A decrease in non-voted funding of £38,521,000 offset by an increase in voted funding of £38,521,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Personal Accounts Delivery Authority.

xx. A decrease in non-voted funding of £51,000 offset by an increase in voted funding of £51,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Office of the Pensions Ombudsman.



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xxi. An increase in voted funding offset by a decrease in non-voted funding of £30,400,000 (Administration) as a result of accessing funds held in the Departmental Unallocated Provision which were not allocated to a specific work programme at the time of the SR07 Settlement.

Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit

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

Request for Resources 1

xxii. An increase in Capital of £5,000,000 offset by a decrease in Resource.

Request for Resources 2

xxiii. A reserve claim of £3,300,000 to support expenditure on Spend to Save measures.

Request for Resources 5

xxiv. A reserve claim of £72,000,000 from the department's Modernisation Fund.

xxv. A decrease in Capital of £5,000,000 offset by an increase in Resource.

xxvi. A budget transfer of £1,470,000 to the Department for Communities and Local Government in respect of the Government Connect Project.

xxvii. A budget transfer of £460,000 to the Department for Education in respect of the Government Connect Project.

Movements between Voted and Non-Voted Budgets

xxviii. An increase in voted capital funding of £8,195,000 offset by a decrease in non-voted resource funding of £8,195,000 as a result of accessing funds held in the Departmental Unallocated Provision which were provided in the Welfare Reform White Paper.

xxix. A decrease in non-voted capital funding of £9,000 offset by an increase in voted capital funding of £9,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Pensions Regulator.

xxx. A decrease in non-voted capital funding of £39,181,000 offset by an increase in voted capital funding of £39,181,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Personal Accounts Delivery Authority.

xxxi. A decrease in non-voted capital funding of £200,000 offset by an increase in voted capital funding of £200,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Office of the Pensions Ombudsman.

Administration Costs

The movement in the Administration Cost limit arises from the changes to the Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit as noted in items i, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, ix, x, xii, xiii, xiv, xxi, and xxviii above.

Department of Energy and Climate Change: DEL

Statement

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



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Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department of Energy and Climate Change Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will increase by £154,009,000 from £3,112,598,000 to £3,266,607,000.

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

47,622

25,395

454,820

835,759

1,290,579

Of which:

Administration Budget

9,855

-

117,939

-

117,939

Capital DEL

-768

85,000

724,751

1,263,182

1,987,933

Less Depreciation ††

-4,529

1,289

-7,516

-4,389

-11,905

Total DEL

42,325

111,684

1,172,055

2,094,552

3,266,607

Resource DEL

The increase in the Resource element of the DEL of £73,017,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of Resource DEL of £47,622,000 and an increase of £25,395,000 in the non-voted element of Resource DEL.

Voted Resource DEL

The £47,622,000 increase in the voted element of Resource DEL arises from:

the take-up of End Year Flexibility of £43,000,000 for Carbon Capture and Storage FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) costs;

the take-up of Administration End Year Flexibility of £9,855,000 for the administration costs of consumer levies;

a transfer to non-voted Resource DEL of £5,223,000; and

a transfer to the Northern Ireland Executive of £10,000 for Low Carbon Buildings Programme Barnett consequentials.

Non-voted Resource DEL

The £25,395,000 increase in non-voted Resource DEL arises from:

the take-up of End Year Flexibility of £20,000,000 for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority;

a transfer from voted Resource DEL of £5,223,000; and

a transfer from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of £172,000 for the Committee on Climate Change.

Capital DEL

The increase in the Capital element of the DEL of £84,232,000 arises from a decrease in the voted element

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of Capital DEL of £768,000 and an increase of £85,000,000 in the non-voted element of Capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £768,000 decrease in the voted element of Capital DEL arises from:

an increase of £1,000,000 in non-operating appropriations-in-aid for Energy Efficiency Loan repayments formerly scored as Consolidated Fund Extra Receipts;

a transfer from the Ministry of Justice of £337,000 for the repayment of Energy Efficiency Loan paid as Grant to the National Offender Management Service; and

a transfer to the Northern Ireland Executive of £105,000 for Low Carbon Buildings Programme Barnett consequentials.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £85,000,000 increase in the non-voted element of Capital DEL arises from:

the take-up of End Year Flexibility of £84,000,000 for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; and

a decrease of £1,000,000 in Consolidated Fund Extra Receipts for Energy Efficiency Loan repayments, now scored as non-operating appropriations-in-aid.

Administration budget

The increase of £9,855,000 in the Administration Budget arises from:

The take-up of End Year Flexibility of £9,855,000 for the administration costs of consumer levies.

Ofgem: DEL

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Office of Gas and Electricity Market's DEL will decrease by £250,000 from £1,351,000 to £1,101,000 and the administration budget will decrease by £250,000 from £1,401,000 to £1,151,000.

(£,000)ChangeNew DEL
VotedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource DEL

-250

451

700

1,151

Of which:

Administration budget

-250

451

700

1,151

Capital DEL *

0

950

0

950

Less Depreciation **

0

-1000

0

-1000

Total DEL

-250

401

700

1,101

The decrease of £250,000 in the Administration Budget within the Resource element of the DEL arises from a switch to Annually Managed Expenditure to cover take-up and utilisation of provisions.

There is no change in the capital element of the DEL.



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Disabled People: Blue Badge Scheme

Statement

Earl Attlee: My right honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker) has made the following Ministerial Statement.

I am today publishing the Government's plans for reforming the blue badge (disabled parking) scheme. The measures that I am announcing will help those who rely on blue badges for mobility reasons. The measures will tackle rising levels of fraud and abuse, and will ensure both that badges are issued more fairly and that the scheme remains sustainable in the long term for those who rely on it most. These reforms will be delivered as soon as possible, and many within a year.

The scheme helps over 2.5 million disabled people in England retain their independence, by enabling them to park close to jobs, services and facilities. However, very few changes have been made to the scheme since it was established in the 1970s. We have listened to the views of badge holders, the general public, disabled people's groups and local authorities, and it is evident that the scheme needs to be modernised to reduce current problems and deal with future challenges.

I want to ensure that the scheme focuses better on those whom it was intended to benefit. In particular, this means targeting those people who misuse and abuse it to the disadvantage of genuine badge holders. Secondly, this means ensuring that people have fair and equal access to the concession and the benefits it offers, regardless of where they live.

We are providing improved powers for local authorities to tackle abuse and fraud. This includes extending the grounds available to local authorities to refuse to issue and to withdraw badges and providing local authorities with a power to cancel badges that have been lost, stolen, have expired, or have been withdrawn for misuse. We are also providing local authority-authorised officers with an on-the-spot power to recover badges that have been cancelled or misused. We propose to amend existing legislation to clarify wrongful use of a badge and the powers to inspect badges.

To prevent abuse from happening in the first place and to deal with rising levels of fraud and abuse, we are implementing a new badge design that is harder to copy, forge and alter. Arrangements for printing, personalising and distributing the badge are also being changed and will enable more effective monitoring of cancelled, lost and stolen badges.

We are establishing, with local authorities, a common service delivery project which could deliver operational efficiency savings of up to £20 million per year, help to reduce and prevent abuse and improve customer services. The project will also make available an online application facility that should result in faster, more automatic renewals for people whose circumstances do not change between renewal periods.

In order to ensure that badges are issued more fairly and consistently across the country, we are amending legislation to require wider use of independent mobility assessments to determine eligibility, including where

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previously that assessment was carried out by a GP. To support this, we are providing local authorities with control of the current National Health Service spend on blue badge assessments. In addition, new good practice guidance will be issued to local authorities to help them make improvements in scheme administration and eligibility assessment.

We are extending eligibility for a badge to some other people, to address current anomalies and issues of fairness. Eligibility is being extended to more disabled children between the ages of two and three with specific medical conditions and we are providing continuous automatic entitlement to a badge to severely disabled service personnel and veterans. We also intend to remove residency requirements for disabled service personnel and their families who are posted overseas on UK bases. This will enable them to apply for a badge.

To help cover costs more appropriately and to enable the delivery of a new badge design and the common service improvement project, we are raising the maximum fee for a badge that local authorities can charge from the £2 that it has been for nearly 30 years, to £10. The average benefit for badge holders from having a badge (and not having to pay parking charges) is estimated to be £300 over the three years for which most badges are valid. In return, badge holders will benefit from less abuse, improved accessibility and better customer services.

I am also publishing today, a summary of responses to a public consultation on the scheme.

Employment

Statement

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

The Government have previously announced their plans for radical reform of the welfare to work system, starting with the nationwide implementation of the Work Programme by the summer of 2011.

Until the Work Programme is implemented in June 2011, DWP's top priority is to ensure that claimants are properly supported during the transition. I am therefore pleased to announce we intend to extend referrals to existing mainstream support for jobseekers (New Deals and Flexible New Deal) until June 2011.

Jobseekers referred to existing contracts up to this point will receive a minimum 13 weeks provision and will subsequently be able to volunteer for early entry to the Work Programme.

We will also be extending progress2work contracts, taking into consideration current performance when agreeing the extensions.

We will also be putting in place a new system of flexible and personalised support for ESA claimants to cover the interim period.

As current support is a patchwork of contracts, across different dates and contract areas, transition

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arrangements will inevitably need to be tailored to local circumstances. However, the contract extensions we are aiming to agree will mean nobody will be unsupported in the transition to the Work Programme.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: DEL

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 £75,228,000 from the £2,223,026,000 in the Winter Supplementary Estimate to £2,298,254,000. The administration budget will be increased by £6,059,000 from the £484,698,000 in the Winter Supplementary Estimate to £490,757,000. 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

97,069

-15,000

2,221,450

14,000

2,235,450

of which:

Administration budget

21,059

-15,000

489,127

1,630

490,757

Capital*

-841

-

167,854

-

167,854

Depreciation**

-6,000

-

-105,050

-

-105,050

Total

90,228

-15,000

2,284,254

14,000

2,298,254

Voted and Non-voted Resource DEL has increased from £2,153,381,000 in the Winter Supplementary Estimate to £2,235,450,000. The administration and programme elements of this net increase are set out below:

Request for Resources 1

Administration

Take-up of £6,000,000 Administration EYF in respect of Non-Cash Depreciation; transfer of £59,000 Administration from the Department for International Development in respect of a refund for the Stabilisation Unit; take-up of £15,000,000 Departmental Unallocated Provision from Non-Voted DEL;

total voted administration changes amounting to £21,059,000 result in a Voted Resource increase on the Winter Supplementary from £468,068,000 to £489,127,000.

A reduction in non-voted administration of £15,000,000 due to take-up of Departmental Unallocated Provision.

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Total non-voted administration decreases amounting to £15,000,000 result in a Non-Voted Resource DEL decrease on the Winter Supplementary from £16,630,000 to £1,630,000.

Programme

A claim on the Reserve of £30,000,000 Programme costs in respect of Consular Premiums; a claim on the Reserve of £43,000,000 current grants in respect of the International Subscriptions cost sharing agreement; a transfer of £200,000 current grants from the FCO to the Ministry of Justice in respect of the costs associated with victims of overseas terrorism; and a transfer of £200,000 Programme from the Department for International Development in respect of UK-India Collaboration on Energy Efficiency and Trading.

Request for Resources 2

Programme

A claim on the Reserve of £556,000 for take-up of the balance of the Peacekeeping fund;a transfer of £1,400,000 from the Department for International Development to the FCO in respect of Conflict Prevention; a transfer of £1,000,000 from the Department for International Development to the FCO in respect of the Conflict Pool;a transfer of £108,000 from the Department for International Development to the FCO in respect of Conflict Prevention Activity; andtransfer of £54,000 to the Security Intelligence Agencies for expansion and capability.

Total voted administration and programme changes amounting to £97,069,000 result in a Voted Resource DEL increase on the Winter Supplementary from £2,124,381,000 to £2,221,450,000.

Total Non-Voted administration and programme decreases amounting to £15,000,000 result in a Non-Voted Resource DEL decrease on the Winter Supplementary from £29,000,000 to £14,000,000.

Capital

A transfer of £841,000 capital from the FCO to the Identity and Passport Office in respect of a contribution towards the Online Passport Application System.

Total voted Capital DEL has decreased by £841,000 from £168,695,000 in the Winter Supplementary to £167,854,000. We have no non-Voted Capital DEL.

The sum of all these changes to our Resource and Capital DEL minus depreciation is to make our Total Voted and Non-Voted DEL £2,298,254,000.

Government Actuary's Department: DEL

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.



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Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Government Actuary's Department total DEL will be increased by £387,000 from £299,000 to £686,000. Within the total DEL change the impact on resources and capital is set out in the following table:

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

Resource DEL

127

95

554

101

655

Of which:

Administration budget

127

95

554

101

655

Capital DEL

72

-

284

-

284

Less Depreciation

93

-

-253

-

-253

Total DEL

292

95

585

101

686

The change in the resource element of DEL arises from:

an increase in administration expenditure of £2,846,000 from £12,619,000 to £15,465,000;

an increase in Appropriations in Aid provision of £2,719,000 from £12,192,000 to £14,911,000. Due to a policy decision GAD will be unable to generate sufficient income to remain within the net resource limit and a reserve claim of £300,000 to meet this shortfall is included which will be deducted from next year's DEL total; and

an increase in non-voted DEL of £95,000 from £6,000 to £101,000 to cover the cash effect of payments made against two provisions for on-going early retirement and injury benefit costs under the Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme.

The change in the capital element of DEL arises from a budget switch of £72,000 from non-staff resource DEL expenditure.

Government Olympic Executive: Annual Report

Statement

Baroness Garden of Frognal: My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (Hugh Robertson) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I am publishing today the Government Olympic Executive's annual report-GOE London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Annual Report February 2011. This report explains the latest budget position as at 31 December 2010, and outlines the many wider economic, sporting and social legacy benefits to the UK.

The overall public sector funding package for the Games remains at £9.298 billion following the spending

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review announcement on 20 October 2010. The funding package will, however, be reconfigured from April 2011 to make provisions for operational requirements, reflecting the changing focus of the programme from construction to operational delivery. Also from April 2011, government funding for the programme-excluding security which sits with the Home Office and other government departments-will be held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games remain on time and within budget. The Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA) anticipated final cost (AFC) now stands at £7.301 billion, which includes additional funding of £57 million for park operations. Park operations are the additional responsibilities taken on by the ODA for the operation of the Olympic Park and its venues and facilities between 2011 and the handover to legacy owners by 2014. On a like-for- like basis, excluding the park operations budget, the current AFC has increased by £12 million from that of 30 September 2010. The £12 million increase is a consequence of several movements across the programme including forecast savings on the Olympic Stadium, security and logistics, offset by forecast increases for infrastructure such as utilities and landscaping.

Around £0.5 billion of contingency remains available for programme-wide risks. A total of over £780 million in savings has been achieved by the ODA since November 2007.

The ODA continues to make strong progress in preparing the venues and infrastructure in the Olympic Park, with 79 per cent of the programme to the 2012 Games now completed. The Olympic stadium is structurally complete with the cable net roof covered, all 14 lighting towers in place and all spectator seats installed. The aquatics centre permanent structure and roof are in place, with the structures of the temporary seating stands for Games-time spectators nearing completion. The velodrome remains on target to be the first Olympic Park sporting venue to be finished later this month. The structures of the handball and basketball arenas are now completed, with work progressing on the venues' interiors. The structures of the international broadcast centre, main press centre and multi-storey car park are all complete. Recent milestones of the project include the completion of the first brand new venue, the Lee Valley White Water Centre at Broxbourne and the official turning on of the Olympic Stadium lights by the Prime Minister and Mayor of London. As of December 2010, over 12,000 people were working on the Olympic Park and Olympic Village.

In December 2010, the Government published a Legacy Plan, which sets out the legacy vision for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the detailed plans underpinning it. The Government are committed to making the most of the Games for the whole of the UK. They have identified four areas to focus on: harnessing the UK's passion for sport to increase grassroots participation, particularly by young people, and to encourage the whole population to be more physically active; exploiting to the full the opportunities for economic growth offered by hosting the Games; promoting community engagement and achieving

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participation across all groups in society through the Games; and ensuring that the Olympic Park can be developed after the Games as one of the principal drivers of regeneration in East London.

I would like to commend this report to the members of both Houses and thank them for their continued interest in and support for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Copies of the GOE annual report February 2011 are available online at www.culture.gov.uk and will be deposited in the Libraries of both Houses.

HM Revenue and Customs: DEL

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 & Customs total DEL will be increased by £12,000,000 from £3,706,342,000 to £3,718,342,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:

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

Resource DEL

47,000

-

3,358,284

425,976

3,784,260

of which:

Administration Budget

45,000

-

3,631,418

79,437

3,710,855

Capital

-35,000

-

176,549

-

176,549

Less Depreciation ††

-

-

-242,467

-

-242,467

Total DEL

12,000

-

3,292,366

425,976

3,718,342

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



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†† 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:

reserve claim of £12,500,000 administration (approved by CST) to fund the use of debt collection agencies in tackling £500 million of tax debt;

decrease of £2,500,000 administration due to a budgetary cover transfer to communities and local government to fund Opendata (Ordnance Survey mapping services);

£2,000,000 EYF claim for programme funds (approved by CST) to cover work on the Contracts Finder portal (formerly Glover portal) in connection with the Business.gov website; and

£35,000,000 funds transfer from capital to resource DEL (administration), to correct the alignment of HMRC's share of the austerity savings recorded at the main estimate.

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:

£35,000,000 funds transfer from capital to resource DEL (administration), to correct the alignment of HMRC's share of the austerity savings recorded at the main estimate.

HM Treasury: DEL

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 spring supplementary estimate, HM Treasury's Resource DEL will be increased by £14,148,000 from £180,063,000 to £200,231,000. The administration budget will be increased by £12,724,000 from £137,594,000 to £150,318,000. The impact on resources, including the administration budget is set out in the following table:

ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource

26,063,000

-11,915

178,422,000

21,809,000

200,231,000

of which:

Administration budget

22,923,000

-10,199

149,408,000

910

150,318,000

Capital*

3,299

-3,400

48,599,000

-

48,599,000

Less: Depreciation**

-

-

-6,725,000

-

-6,725,000

Total

29,362,000

-15,315

220,296,000

21,809,000

242,105,000

* 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 net increase in resource DEL of £14,148,000 is the net effect of the take up of administration budget (£2,400,000) and programme (£1,600,000) EYF in RfR 1 Section A to fund the costs of the increased workload which includes the funding of various new Treasury related bodies and the draw down from the modernisation

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fund of £7,598,000 administration costs to fund costs associated with the Fast Forward IT project. There is also a transfer of £5,552,000 from capital to resources to fund the increased workload pressures.

As a result of the machinery of government (MoG) transfer of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), £3,002,000 (£2,826,000 administration and £176,000 programme) is being transferred to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to reflect the transfer of responsibility for the Government Property and Facilities Management teams.

Additionally there are movements from non-voted to voted spending within the DEL total to reflect the draw-down of departmental unallocated provision (DUP) of £709,000 administration and £1,716,000 programme and the reallocation of an underspend on utilisation of provision of £9,490,000 to voted spending.

The administration budget is increasing by £12,724,000, which is the net effect of the EYF take up (£2,400,000), draw down from the modernisation fund (£7,598,000), a transfer from capital (£5,552,000) and the MoG transfer (£2,826,000) of OGC to BIS.

The capital DEL decreases by £101,000 which is the net result of the draw down of £5,451,000 from the modernisation fund to cover spending on the Fast Forward IT project less a transfer to resources of £5,552,000. Additionally, voted DEL is being increased by £3,400,000 following the take-up of DUP.

Home Office: DEL

Statement

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Neville-Jones): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Home Office's departmental expenditure limits for 2010-11 will be reduced by £46,805,000 from £9,975,064,000 to £9,928,259,000 and the administration budget will be reduced by £2,722,000 from £392,510,000 to £389,788,000.

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

130,196

(116,318)

8,529,448

903,767

9,433,215

of which:

Administration budget

38,009

(40,731)

251,214

138,574

389,788

Capital DEL

15,970

(2,129)

604,431

173,632

778,063

Less Depreciation††

(73,749)

(775)

(224,778)

(58,241)

(283,019)

Total DEL

72,417

(119,222)

8,909,101

1,019,158

9,928,259



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(£,000)
(a)Totalo/w Non cash ringfenceo/w Admin

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

13,878

74,524

(2,722)

Transfers from other government departments:

10

0

10

Admin from the Ministry of Justice to the UK Border Agency (section D) for training on how to restrain people on aircraft.

10

10

Transfers to other government departments:

(3,132)

(386)

(2,732)

Admin from Central Services (section F) to the Ministry of Justice for shared accommodation costs..

(2,556)

(210)

(2,556)

Programme from the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (section C) to the Ministry of Justice to help victims of overseas terrorism

400

Admin from the Crime and Policing Group (section A) to the Serious Fraud Office for asset write down costs.

(176)

(176)

(176)

End Year Flexibility:

17,000

17,000

0

Programme to section D to meet the UK Border Agency's anticipated non cash costs.

17,000

17,000

Switch from non ringfence to ringfence funds:

0

57,910

0

Within the Departmental Unallocated Provision switch non ringfenced cash to non cash ringfenced funds.

57,910


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