Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimates, the departmental expenditure limit (DEL) provision for the administration of the Scotland Office (including the office of the Advocate-General for Scotland) will be increased by £1,900,000 and this takes account of the take-up of resource DEL End Year Flexibility of £1,900,000.
Scotland Office spending is contained within the single Ministry of Justice departmental expenditure limit and administration costs limit.
The Scotland DEL will be decreased by £116,335,000 from £28,703,787,000 to £28,587,452,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital is set out in the following table:
Resource DEL + Capital DEL
The decrease in the Scotland DEL takes account of the following adjustments to the Scottish Government provision:
A DEL Reduction of £130,000,000(£30,000,000 resource and £100,000,000 capital);
A claim on the DEL reserve of £28,665,000 for Student Loans Subsidy (cost of loan interest capping); and
A transfer of £15,000,000 to the Scotland Office to cover the costs of the forthcoming Scottish Parliament Election.