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UK Statistics Authority: Departmental Expenditure Limit (2010-11)

Volume 523: debated on Monday 14 February 2011

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the UK Statistics Authority’s total departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £700,000 from £319,533,000 to £320,233,000, and the programme budget will be increased by £700,0001.

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

£’000

Change

New DEL

Voted

Non-Voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL

2,300

-1,600

309,833

10,400

320,233

of which:

Administration budget

-

-

-

-

-

Capital**

-15

-

14,985

-

14,985

Less Depreciation*

-

-19,925

-19,925

Total

2,285

-1,600

304,893

10,400

315,293

**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 resource element of DEL arises from:

The take-up of departmental unallocated provision (DUP) of £6,000,000 in order to finance 2011 Census

Budget cover £700,000 from other Government Departments in support of the migration statistics improvement programme

The change in the programme budget arises from draw-down of draw-down of £6,000,000 of DUP and budget cover from DCLG of £700,000.

1The UK Statistics Authority is the operating name of the legal entity “the Statistics Board”, created in the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. The Main Estimates were submitted using the name "the Statistics Board".