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Departmental Expenditure Limit (2010-11)

Volume 523: debated on Monday 14 February 2011

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and The National Archives (TNA) and the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) total departmental expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased as follows:

Total DEL for MOJ (request for resource 1, 2 and 3) is increased by £95,593,000 from £9,099,706,000 to £9,195,299,000 and the administration budget has increased by £61,577,000 from £416,230,000 to £477,807,000.

Total DEL for the TNA will be decreased by £155,000 from £39,272,000 to £39,117,000.

Total DEL for the UKSC will be increased by a token £1,000.

Within the total DEL change for MOJ (request for resource 1, 2 and 3), 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

(78,327)

161,103

5,672,950

3,343,099

9,016,049

Of which:

Administration*

61,577

-

477,265

542

477,807

Capital DEL**

(2,585)

1,612

550,340

43,017

593,357

Depreciation***

14,163

(373)

(400,816)

(13,291)

(414,107)

Total DEL

(66,749)

162,342

5,822,474

3,372,825

9,195,299

*The total of administration budget and “near-cash in resource DEL” figures may well be greater than total resource DEL, due to the definitions overlapping.

**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 resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

1. The change in the Resource and Capital DEL for MOJ arises from:

Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit

The change in the resource DEL arises from:

Movements in Voted Expenditure

Request for Resources 1

Increase

i. An increase of £36,000,000 in end-year flexibility (EYF) in relation to modernisation funding.

ii. An increase of £195,000 in relation to a machinery of government change to transfer the costs of the Joint Youth Justice Policy Unit from the Department for Education.

iii. An increase of £1,847,000 in relation to a transfer from the Home Office for the operating costs associated with Grenadier House.

iv. An increase of £709,000 in relation to a transfer from the Home Office for the operating costs associated with Ashley House.

v. An increase of £1,000,000 in relation to a transfer from the Department of Health for the Mental Health Review Tribunal.

vi. An increase of £65,000 in relation to a transfer from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs associated to the Environmental Tribunal.

vii. An increase of £2,500,000 in relation to the contribution from the Department for Communities and Local Government in the 7 July inquests.

viii. An increase of £20,000,000 in relation to IFRIC 12 and the treatment of PFI prisons.

ix. An increase of £20,000,000 in voted expenditure offset by a decrease in non-voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding from the Youth Justice Board.

x. An increase of £770,000 in voted expenditure offset by a decrease in non-voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding from the Parole Board.

Decrease

xi. A decrease of £10,000 in relation to a transfer to the Home Office for the review of restraint techniques on aircraft.

xii. A decrease of £211,000 in relation to a transfer to the Department of Health for prisoner health care costs.

xiii. A decrease of £250,000 in relation to a transfer to the Department for Education for women offender family intervention projects.

xiv. A decrease of £208,000 in relation to a transfer to the Welsh Assembly Government for health care costs at Cardiff prison.

xv. A decrease of £197,000 in relation to a transfer to Department of Business Innovation and Skills for education costs.

xvi. A decrease of £2,500,000 in relation to a transfer to Department for Communities and Local Government for Ministry of Justice contribution to the Open Data project.

xvii. A decrease of £14,000,000 in relation to the effects of IFRIC 12 and the treatment of PFI prisons.

xviii. A decrease of £40,000,000 in voted expenditure offset by an increase in non voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

xix. A decrease of £44,000,000 in voted expenditure offset by an increase in non-voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Community Legal Service.

xx. A decrease of £56,000,000 in voted expenditure offset by an increase in non-voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the criminal defence service.

xxi. A decrease of £373,000 in voted expenditure offset by an increase in non voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Information Commissioner.

xxii. A decrease of £7,500,000 in voted expenditure offset by an increase in non-voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Legal Services Commission.

Request for Resources 2

Increase

i. An increase of £1,900,000 in voted expenditure due to an EYF draw-down.

Request for Resources 3

Increase

i. An increase of £1,300,000 in voted expenditure due to an EYF draw-down.

ii. An increase of £636,000 in voted expenditure offset by a reduction in capital expenditure.

Movements in Non-Voted Expenditure

Request for Resources 1

Increase

iii. An increase of £17,000,000 in EYF in relation to pleural plaques compensation scheme.

iv. An increase of £1,400,000 in EYF in relation to victims of overseas terrorism compensation scheme.

v. An increase of £400,000 in relation to the contribution from the Home Office for victims of overseas terrorism compensation scheme.

vi. An increase of £200,000 in relation to the contribution from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for victims of overseas terrorism compensation scheme.

vii. An increase of £40,000,000 in non-voted expenditure offset by a decrease in voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

viii. An increase of £373,000 in non-voted expenditure offset by a decrease in voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Information Commissioner.

ix. An increase of £44,000,000 in non-voted expenditure offset by decrease in voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the community legal service.

x. An increase of £56,000,000 in non-voted expenditure offset by a decrease in voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the criminal defence service.

xi. An increase of £7,500,000 in non-voted expenditure offset by a decrease in voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Legal Services Commission.

Decrease

xii. A decrease of £770,000 in non-voted expenditure offset by an increase in voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding from the Parole Board.

xiii. A decrease of £20,000,000 in non-voted expenditure offset by an increase in voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding from the Youth Justice Board.

Request for Resources 2

Increase

i. An increase of £125,784,000 in non-budget expenditure in relation to a grant to the Scottish Parliament.

ii. An increase of £15,000,000 in non-voted expenditure in relation to Scottish Parliament elections.

Request for Resources 3

Increase

i. An increase of £ 141,066,000 in non-budget expenditure in relation to a grant to the Welsh Assembly Government.

Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit

The change in the capital departmental expenditure limit arises from:

Movements in Voted Expenditure

Request for Resources 1

Increase

i. An increase of £750,000 in voted expenditure offset by a decrease in non-voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding from the Information Commissioner.

Decrease

ii. A decrease of £337,000 in relation to a transfer to the Department for Energy and Climate Change for Salix project.

iii. A decrease of £187,000 in voted expenditure offset by an increase in non-voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Parole Board.

iv. A decrease of £175,000 in voted expenditure offset by an increase in non-voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Legal Services Commission.

v. A decrease of £2,000,000 in voted expenditure offset by an increase in non-voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Office of Legal Complaints.

Request for Resources 3

i. A decrease of £636,000 in voted capital expenditure offset by an increase in voted expenditure.

Movements in Non-voted Expenditure

Request for Resources 1

Increase

i. An increase of £187,000 in non-voted expenditure offset by a decrease in voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Parole Board.

ii. An increase of £175,000 in voted expenditure offset by a decrease in voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Legal Services Commission.

iii. An increase of £2,000,000 in voted expenditure offset by a decrease in voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Office of Legal Complaints.

Decrease

iv. A decrease of £750,000 in non-voted expenditure offset by an increase in voted expenditure in relation to an internal movement in funding to the Information Commissioner.

Administration Costs

The movement in the administration cost limit is as a result of the following changes:

Request for Resources 1

Increase

i. An increase of £36,000,000 in EYF in relation to modernisation funding.

ii. An increase of £19,000,000 in relation to the sale of Abell House and Cleland House.

iii. An increase of £195,000 in relation to a machinery of government change to transfer the costs of the Joint Youth Justice Policy Unit from the Department for Education.

iv. An increase of £1,847,000 in relation to a transfer from the Home Office of the operating costs associated with Grenadier House.

v. An increase of £709,000 in relation to a transfer from the Home Office of the operating costs associated with Ashley House.

Decrease

i. A decrease of £10,000 in voted expenditure in relation to a transfer to the Home Office for the review of restraint techniques on aircraft,

Request for Resources 2

Increase

ii. An increase of £1,900,000 in voted expenditure due to an EYF draw-down.

Request for Resources 3

Increase

xiv. An increase of £1,300,000 in voted expenditure due to an EYF draw-down.

xv. An increase of £636,000 in voted expenditure offset by a reduction in capital expenditure.

2. The National Archives are not submitting a Spring Supplementary Estimate.

However within the total DEL change for TNA, 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

-

-

40,060

-

40,060

Of which

Administration

-

Capital DEL*

(155)

6,042

6,042

Depreciation**

(6,985)

(6,985)

Total DEL

(155)

(120)

39,117

-

39,117

*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 resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

The change in the capital DEL arises from the reduction of £155,000 from TNA’s 2010-11 allocation as a result of the 2009-10 capital DEL breach of the same amount.

3. Supreme Court (UKSC)

Within the total DEL change for the Supreme Court, 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

1

(120)

3,424

2,762

6,186

Of which

Administration

Capital DEL*

120

220

220

Depreciation**

2,040

2,040

Total DEL

121

(120)

1,604

2,762

4,366

*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 resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

1. The change in the Resource and Capital DEL for Supreme Court arises from:

Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit

The change in the resource DEL arises from:

Movements in Voted Expenditure

Increase

i. An increase of £1,000 being a token increase in order to allow an increase in the appropriations-in-aid to be included in the estimate.

Movements in Non Voted Expenditure

Decrease

ii. A decrease in non-voted expenditure of £120,000 in relation to transfer from judicial salaries to capital DEL.

Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit

The change in the capital DEL limit arises from:

Movements in Voted Expenditure

Increase

i. An increase of £120,000 in voted expenditure in relation to the transfer from judicial salaries.