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Departure Expenditure Limits

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Plans of changes to the departmental expenditure limit and administrative budget for 2008-09.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Home Office’s departmental expenditure limits for 2008-09 will be increased by £2,822,000 from £9,688,381,000 to £9,691,203,000 and the administration budget will be reduced by £618,000 from £399,289,000 to £3,671,000.

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

£000

Change

New DEL

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL

26,543

(32,161)

8,233,339

762,542

8,995,881

Of which:

Administration budget1

(27,860)

(28,478)

398,671

0

398,671

Near cash in RDEL2

(2,587)

(3,031)

8,071,611

723,818

8,795,429

Capital2

1,540

11,500

577,727

289,313

867,040

Less depreciation3

(4,600)

0

(115,434)

56,284)

(171,718)

Total

23,483

(20,661)

8,695,632

995,571

9,691,203

1 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.

2 Capital DEL includes items treated as resource in estimates and accounts by which are treated as capital DEL budgets.

3 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.

£000

Total

o/w near cash

o/w Admin

(a) The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from:

(5,618)

(5,618)

(618)

Take up of end year flexibility:

16,000

16,000

0

Programme to meet UKBA’s strategic objective to ‘secure our borders and control migration for the benefit of our country’.

Transfers from other Government departments:

6,104

6,104

0

Programme from the Department for Children Schools and Families to the UK Border Agency (section F) to fund the additional costs of the ‘Leaving care’ programme.

6,000

6,000

Programme from the Foreign and Commonwealth office to the UK Boarder Agency (section F) for gratis visa fees relating to the 2008 UEFA Cup Final

104

104

Transfer to other Government departments:

(8,722)

(8,722)

(618)

Programme from the UK Border Agency (section F) to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to help meet the costs of migration policies

(4,700)

(4,700)

Programme from the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (section D) to the Ministry of Defence for counter terrorism research.

(3,404)

(3,404)

Admin for Central Services (section H) to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills for the Skills Strategy for Government

(72)

(72)

(72)

Classification changes:

(19,000)

(19,000)

0

Switch programme to capital to fund the additional capital expenditure of the Forensic Science Service

(19,000)

(19,000)

Capital

Total

(b) The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from:

13,040

Transfers to other Government departments:

(5,960)

Capital from the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (section D) to the Cabinet Office for the counter terrorism strategy

(3,470)

Capital from the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (section D) to the Ministry of Defence for the counter terrorism strategy

(2,490)

Classification changes:

19,000

Switch programme to capital to fund the additional capital expenditure of the Forensic Science Service

19,000