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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 Department for Education (DfE) departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £752,963,000 from £57,899,096,000 to £58,652,059,000; the administration cost budget will decrease by £195,000 from £182,003,000 to £181,808,000. The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (OFSTED) which has a separate Estimate and DEL, will remain at £190,196,000 with the administration cost budget remaining at £27,337,000. The Office of Qualifications and Examination Regulation (OFQUAL) which also has a separate Estimate and DEL, will remain at £23,400,000.

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

DfEResourcesCapital**

Change

New DEL

Of which: Voted

Non-voted

Change

New DEL

Of which: Voted

Won- voted

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

RfR1

74,475

49,758,215

39,159,839

10,598,376

446,083

6,763,630

671,693

6,091,937

RfR2

34,405

1,637,189

1,608,789

28,400

178,000

493,025

493,025

0

DfE Total

108,880

51,395,404

40,768,628

10,626,776

644,083

7,256,655

1,164,718

6,091,937

OFSTED

-250

189,946

178,875

11,071

250

250

250

0

OFQUAL

0

17,900

17,300

600

0

5,500

5,500

0

Sub Total

108,630

51,603,250

40,894,808

10,708,442

644,333

7,262,405

1,170,468

6,091,937

0f which Admin Budget

-195

209,145

204,677

4,468

0

0

0

0

Depreciation*

-4,298

-21,435

-17,586

-3,849

0

0

0

0

Total

104,332

51,581,815

40,877,222

10,704,593

644,333

7,262,405

1,170,468

6,091,937

*Depreciation, which forms part of resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL, in the table above, since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

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

Resource DEL

The increase in the resource element of the DEL of £108,880,000 arises from a decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL of £2,124,182,000 and an increase of £2,233,062,000 in the non-voted element of resource DEL, mainly in the Department's Arm’s Length Bodies.

Voted Resource DEL

The £2,124,182,000 decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL arises from:

RFR1

A Machinery of Government transfer to the Ministry of Justice of £195,000 in respect of Administration costs for the Joint Youth Justice Unit. This was a joint project between the Department for Education and the Ministry of Justice. Responsibility for this has been moved entirely to the Ministry of Justice. All Programme costs were transferred in the Winter Supplementary.

A transfer from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of £1,000,000 for the Family Learning Impact Fund to recoup unspent funding from 2009-10.

A transfer from the Ministry of Justice of £250,000 in respect of Think Family Grants funding the Family Intervention Project.

A switch of £110,000,000 from Resource spending to Capital Grants spending for Schools and Teachers.

Take up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £191,000,000 to increase provision for Dedicated Schools Grant.

A movement from RfR2 of £5,411,000 to fund Free Childcare for Training and Learning for Work spending and to fund the delivery of the Outreach training programme.

A movement of £2,246,053,000 to non-voted resource DEL to support the Department's Arm’s Length Bodies.

RfR2

Take up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £15,000,000 to increase provision for Current Grants to Local Authorities for Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare to promote the physical, intellectual and social development of babies and young people through Sure Start.

A movement to RfRI of £5,411,000 to fund Free Childcare for Training and Learning for Work spending and to fund the delivery of the Outreach training programme.

A movement from non-voted of £24,816,000 to fund Current Grants to Local Authorities for Sure Start, Yearly Years and Childcare.

Non-voted resource DEL

The £2,233,062,000 increase in Non-voted resource DEL arises from:

RFR1

A transfer from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of £11,900,000 for Higher Discretionary Support for 19-24 year olds.

A transfer to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of £75,000 to cover transfer costs for British Educational Communications and Technology Agency staff.

A movement of £2,246,053,000 from voted resource to support the Department's Arm’s Length Bodies.

RFR2

A movement of £24,816,000 to voted resource to fund Current Grants to Local Authorities for Sure Start, Yearly Years and Childcare

Capital DEL

The increase in the capital element of the DEL of £644,083,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of capital DEL of £607,219,000 and an increase of £36,864,000 non-voted element of capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £607,219,000 increase in the voted element of capital DEL arises from:

RFR1

A switch of £110,000,000 from Resource spending to Capital Grants spending for Schools and Teachers.

A transfer from the Department for Work and Pensions of £460,000 in respect of Government Connect.

Take up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £84,192,000 to increase provision for Capital Grants to Local Authorities to Support Children and Families.

Take up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £228,000,000 to increase provision for Schools and Teachers.

A movement from non-voted of £6,567,000 to fund Children and Families.

RfR2

Take up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £178,000,000 to promote the physical, intellectual and social development of babies and young people through Sure Start.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £36,864,000 increase in the non-voted element of capital DEL arises from:

Take up of Departmental End Year Flexibility of £43,431,000 to support the Department's Arm’s Length Bodies.

A movement to voted of £6,567,000 to fund Children and Families.

Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

The main change to Ofsted's Resource relates to the drawn down of £3.7m Departmental Unallocated Provision. This additional Resource will be used to support Ofsted's regulation and inspection activities. Resource of £0.25m has also been transferred to Capital. This will enable Ofsted to invest in capital assets including IT equipment.

Office of Qualifications and Examination Regulation

There has been no change in overall DEL limits within the Spring Supplementary.