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Departmental Expenditure Limits

Volume 519: debated on Tuesday 23 November 2010

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department of Energy and Climate Change departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will increase by £650,000 from £3,111,948,000 to £3,112,598,000.

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

£'000ChangeNew DEL

Voted

Non-Voted

Voted

Non-Voted

Total

Resource DEL

943,776

-924,801

407,198

810,364

1,217,562

Of which:

Administration Budget

-

-

108,084

-

108,084

Capital DEL1

3,262

-21,587

725,519

1,178,182

1,903,701

Less Depreciation2

-

-

-2,987

-5,678

-8,665

Total DEL

947,038

-946,388

1,129,730

1,982,868

3,112,598

1Capital DEL includes items treated as resource in Estimates and accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in budgets.

2Depreciation, which forms part of Resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL in the table above, since Capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

Resource DEL

The increase in the Resource element of the DEL of £18,975,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of Resource DEL of £943,776,000 offset by a decrease of £924,801,000 in the non-voted element of Resource DEL.

Voted Resource DEL

The £943,776,000 increase in the voted element of Resource DEL arises from:

A decrease of £923,000,000 in Nuclear Decommissioning Authority operating appropriations-in-aid.

A transfer from non-voted Capital DEL of £18,325,000, reflecting the revision of the Capital/Resource split of the £85 million DECC contribution to the £6.2 billion savings announced on 24 May 2010.

A transfer from non-voted Resource DEL of £1,801,000.

A transfer from the Department for Communities and Local Government of £2,500,000 for Low-Carbon Framework pilot programmes.

A transfer to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of £1,850,000 towards the costs of the Papal visit.

Non-voted Resource DEL

The £924,801,000 decrease in non-voted Resource DEL arises from:

A decrease of £923,000,000 in Nuclear Decommissioning Authority DEL reflecting the revised scoring of their income as non-voted in DEL terms, offsetting the reduction in appropriations-in-aid.

A transfer to voted Resource DEL of £1,801,000.

Capital DEL

The decrease in the Capital element of the DEL of £18,325,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of Capital DEL of £3,262,000 and a decrease of £21,587,000 in the non-voted element of Capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £3,262,000 increase in the voted element of Capital DEL arises from:

A transfer from non-voted Capital DEL of £3,262,000.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £21,587,000 decrease in the non-voted element of Capital DEL arises from:

A transfer to voted Capital DEL of £3,262,000.

A transfer to voted Resource DEL of £18,325,000, reflecting the revision of the Capital/Resource split of the £85 million DECC contribution to the £6.2 billion savings announced on 24 May 2010.