The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Jim Murphy): Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the departmental expenditure limit (DEL) provision for the administration of the Scotland Office will be increased by £1,300,000 and takes account of the following routine adjustment:
A take-up of near cash end year flexibility of £1,300,000.
The increase will be added to the planned total of public expenditure spending commitments in the current financial year.
The Scotland DEL will increase by £75,866,000 from £27,459,943,000 to £27,535,809,000.
The Scotland DEL increase takes account of the following routine adjustments to the Scottish Executive provision:
a transfer of £114,000 from the Department for Work and Pensions in respect of child poverty pilots;
a transfer of £157,000 from the Department for Children, Schools and Families in respect of Child Trust Fund—Top ups for Looked after Children;
the take up of 2008 Budget consequentials by the Scottish Executive amounting to £5,435,000;
the take up of 2008 Budget consequentials in respect of Capital Fiscal Stimulus amounting to £32,960,000;
the take up of additional Capital Fiscal Stimulus funding amounting to £20,200,000; and
an increase in respect of classification change for Scottish water cost of capital amounting to £17,000,000.