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Departmental Expenditure Limits

Volume 519: debated on Tuesday 23 November 2010

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for International Development’s departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be reduced by £74,465,000 from £7,618,569,000 to £7,544,104,000.

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

ChangeNew DEL£’000

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL

6,642

-81,372

5,023,211

985,628

6,008,839

Of which:

Administration budget

-

-

154,644

3,000

157,644

Capital DEL 1

203,001

-202,736

1,737,001

-180,736

1,556,265

Less Depreciation 2

-

-

-21,000

-

-21,000

Total DEL

209,643

-284,108

6,739,212

804,892

7,544,104

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

2 Depreciation, which forms part of the resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL, since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of these assets would lead to double counting.

The change in the Resource element of DEL arises from:

Non-voted

Transfers out to other Government Departments -£74,730,000:

-£40,000,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of support for British Council Official Development Assistance (ODA).

-£16,467,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the conflict prevention pool.

-£16,033,000 transferred to the Ministry of Defence in respect of the conflict prevention pool.

-£1,850,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the papal visit.

-£200,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of police training in Tanzania.

-£180,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of visas for Chernobyl victims.

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision

-£6,642,000

Subtotal non voted

-£81,372,000

Voted

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision

£6,642,000

Subtotal voted

£6,642,000

Total reductions in RDEL

-£74,730,000

The change in the Capital element of DEL arises from:

Non-voted

Transfers in from other Government Departments £265,000

£265,000 transferred from Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the new Juba office build.

Income from Global Trade Liquidity loan to be paid into the Consolidated Fund (CFER) since it exceeds voted capital expenditure -£200,000,000

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision

-£3,001,000

Subtotal non-voted

-£202,736,000

Voted

IDA replenishment on resource side of the Estimate

£200,000,000

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision

£3,001,000

Subtotal voted

£203,001,000

Total increases in CDEL

£265,000