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Departmental Expenditure Limit (Budget Control Totals)

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 31 March 2011

I wish to announce that for 2010-11 DEFRA will switch £9 million available Resource DEL budget to cover a forecast deficit against its Capital DEL control total, in accordance with HM Treasury’s consolidated budgetary guidance. Although the financial outturn for the year is not final, the current assessment of the required switch is £9 million. The movement in spend from Resource DEL to Capital DEL is in respect of flood defences where the exact nature and classification of the expenditure is determined by the Environment Agency, as they undertake the work.

£’000

Change

New DEL

Voted

Non-Voted

Voted

Non-Voted

Total

Resource DEL

-

-9,000

3,695,767

-

-

2,423,816

1,271,951

Of which:

Administration Budget

-

-

282,088

-

282,088

Capital DEL*

-

9,000

122,977

463,887

586,864

Less Depreciation**

-

-

-100,441

-109,235

-209,676

Total DEL

-

-

3,718,303

-917,299

2,801,004

*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.