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House of Commons Hansard

Cabinet Office Consolidated Fund Standing Service

13 September 2017
Volume 628
  • The UK general election took place on 8 June 2017, resulting in an increase in non-voted programme resource departmental expenditure limit of £140,850,000.

    This forecast covers England, Scotland and Wales and comprises:

    £98,310,000 to cover fees and expenses incurred by returning officers in running the poll.

    £42,540,000 to cover primarily the delivery of elections addresses at public expense by the universal service provider (Royal Mail) in accordance with legislation.

    The additional non-voted resources of £140,850,000 will be shown in Cabinet Office’s supplementary estimate 2017-18.

    DEL written statement £

    Change

    New Total

    Voted

    Non-Voted

    Voted

    Non-Voted

    Resource DEL

    -

    140,850,000

    353,520,000

    148,227,000

    Of which:

    Administration budget

    -

    -

    160,939,000

    -

    Depreciation

    -

    -

    35,000,000

    -

    Capital DEL

    -

    -

    97,010,000

    -

    Having drawn down £140,850,000, the Cabinet Office will transfer £14,359,330 at supplementary estimate 2017-18 to the Scotland Office to cover forecast election expenses in Scotland.

    [HCWS130]