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Overseas Aid

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's (a) administrative expenditure, (b) other current expenditure, (c) grant expenditure, (d) operating appropriations in aid (A in A), (e) capital and (f) non-operating A in A outturn, broken down in (i) near cash and (ii) non-cash terms, was for financial years 2001-02 to 2006-07. (155997)

The Part II: Subhead detail table in Main Estimates for each year provide outturn data for one prior year, but these are only broken down to net total resources for each section in the table.

There are no other published documents that provide a near-cash/non-cash breakdown of these data, though the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) publication (copies of which are in the House Library) provides a useful near-cash/non-cash DEL split (see Tables 1.6, 1.7 and 2.1 of PESA 2007 for data for years 2001-02 to 2007-08). However, we have been able to provide a near-cash/non-cash split against the columns in the Part II: Subhead detail table in our Estimate by identifying non-cash items (cost of capital charges, depreciation, new/adjusted provisions, notional audit fees and other notional charges, losses on disposal of fixed assets) shown in the notes to our Resource Accounts. All other items are near cash. The Resource Accounts do not split non-cash items between ‘Other current expenditure’ and ‘Grants’, therefore all non-cash programme items have been allocated to ‘Other Current Expenditure’ in the following table.

Data taken from Supply Estimates or resource accounts are not necessarily readily compatible with a near-cash/non-cash split, which is used only within the Departmental Expenditure Limit budgetary controls applied by HM Treasury.

£000

Administrative expenditure

Other current expenditure

Grant expenditure

Operating A in A

Capital

Non-operating A in A

2001-02

Near cash

71,760

12,275

2,212,501

8,807

70,587

51,095

Non cash

13,936

178,313

2002-03

Near cash

38,611

44,919

2,548,925

12,141

56,120

39,093

Non cash

59,534

194,713

2003-04

Near cash

169,030

38,707

2,589,812

5,499

68,120

40,777

Non cash

31,525

50,344

2004-05

Near cash

190,624

17,905

2,933,229

6,546

820,926

32,972

Non cash

26,964

130,216

2005-06

Near cash

201,720

483,685

3,066,508

18,690

52,424

34,145

Non cash

25,132

131,828

2006-07

Near cash

197,559

508,616

3,496,403

10,829

29,333

35,320

Non cash

50,892

460,968