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Department for Transport: Winter Supplementary Estimate

Volume 687: debated on Tuesday 21 November 2006

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Transport (Douglas Alexander) has made the following Ministerial Statement.

The Department for Transport's departmental expenditure limit (DEL) for 2006-07 will be decreased by £13,206,000 from £13,060,028,000 to £13,046,822,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £248,000 from £264,722,000 to £264,970,000.

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

£'000

Change in DEL

New DEL

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource:

-9836

-5917

6,618,608

258,196

6,876,804

Of which:

Admin

248

-

258,192

6,776

264,970

Near cash in RDEL

-10,084

-5917

5,307,347

334,507

5,641,854

Capital

2,547

-

4,711,355

2,677,369

7,388,724

Less Depreciation*

-

-

-1,225,497

6,791

-1,218,706

Total

-7,289

-5,917

10,104,466

2,942,356

13,046,822

*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.

Resource Change: Administration (total increase of £248,000)

Voted: total increase of £248,000.

RfR1

A transfer of £248,000 from the Cabinet Office (Parliamentary Counsel Office) to provide funds for the parliamentary counsel costs.

Resource Change: Programme (total decrease of £15,753,000)

Voted: total decrease of £10,084,000,

RfR1

A net transfer of £10,084,000 to other government departments comprising:

£16,494,000 to the Scottish Executive in respect of the change in responsibility for making payments for Scottish Rail Services to Scottish Ministers; partially offset by

£6,410,000 from the Department for Work and Pensions to reflect increased subsidy payments to train operator companies arising from a charge placed upon them by the Office of Rail Regulation following the transfer of rail safety activities from the Health and Safety Executive.

Non-Voted: total decrease of £5,917,000.

RfR1

A transfer of £5,917,000 from British Transport Police Authority to the Scottish Executive in respect of the change in responsibility for making payments for Scottish rail services to Scottish Ministers.

Capital change (total increase of £2,547,000)

Voted: total increase of £2,547,000

RfR1

A transfer of £2,547,000 from other government departments; comprising:

£2,531,000 from the Scottish Executive in respect of the change in responsibility for making payments for Scottish rail services to Scottish Ministers;

£16,000 from the Department for Work and Pensions to reflect increased subsidy payments to train operator companies arising from a charge placed on them by the Office of Rail Regulation following the transfer of rail safety activities from the Health and Safety Executive.

The changes to DEL outlined above do not require a supplementary estimate as the department has sufficient voted resources to support expenditure consistent with currently agreed budgetary limits.