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Departmental Expenditure Limit (2010-11)

Volume 523: debated on Monday 14 February 2011

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for International Development’s departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £1,218,000 from £7,544,104,000 to £7,545,322,000.

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

68,482

-77,438

5,091,693

908,190

5,999,883

Of which:

Administration budget

-2,658

2,432

151,986

5,432

157,418

Capital DEL*

25,264

-19,264

1,762,265

-200,000

1,562,265

Less Depreciation**

4,174

-

-16,826

-

-16,826

Total DEL

97,920

-96,702

6,837,132

708,190

7,545,322

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

**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:

Voted

Transfers out to other Government Departments, including those relating to the jointly managed conflict prevention pool and aid stabilisation fund. This sits on Department for International Development’s baseline but is shared between Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence. Budget transfers relate to expenditure managed by these other Government Departments.

-£1,118,000:

-£1,000,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the joint conflict prevention pool (RfR2).

-£59,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the joint stabilisation unit (RfR2).

-£59,000 transferred to the Ministry of Defence in respect of the joint stabilisation unit.(RfR2)

Use of departmental unallocated provision

£106,790,000

Increase in EC attribution

-£23,045,000

Increase in utilisation of provisions

-£8,145,000

Transfer to CDEL

-£6,000,000

Subtotal voted

£68,482,000

Non-voted

Transfers out to other Government Departments, including those relating to the jointly managed Conflict Prevention Pool and Aid Stabilisation Fund. This sits on Department for International Development’s baseline but is shared between Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence. Budget transfers relate to expenditure managed by these other Government Departments.

-£1,838,000:

-£1,400,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of conflict prevention for Afghanistan.

-£200,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the UK-India collaboration on energy efficiency and trading.

-£130,000 transferred to DEFRA in respect of the international treaty on plant genetic resources.

-£108,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of conflict prevention for Africa.

Use of departmental unallocated provision

-£106,790,000

Increase in EC attributed aid

£23,045,000

Increase in utilisation of provisions

£8,145,000

Subtotal non-voted

-£77,438,000

Total Reductions in RDEL

-£8,956,000

The change in the Capital element of DEL arises from:

Voted

Transfer from RDEL

£6,000,000

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision

£19,264,000

Subtotal voted

£25,264,000

Non-voted

Use of Departmental Unallocated Provision

-£19,264,000

Subtotal non-voted

-£19,264,000

Total increases in CDEL

£6,000,000