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Department for Education and Skills: DEL

Volume 689: debated on Tuesday 20 February 2007

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (Alan Johnson) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Education and Skills departmental expenditure limit (DEL), (including the Office for Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools (Ofsted) which has a separate estimate) will be increased by £139,575,000 from £59,602,990,000 to £59,742,565,000 and the administration cost budget will be increased by £5,500,000 from £272,561,000 to £278,061,000.

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

ResourcesCapital***

Change

New DEL

Of which

Change

New DEL

Of which

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

DfES

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

RfR 1

242,109

51,999,450

35,001,134

16,998,316

13,241

5,853,146

3,373,907

2,479,239

RfR 2

-115,601

1,113,542

1,113,542

0

0

426,425

426,425

0

RfR 3

220

145,796

145,796

0

0

0

0

0

Ofsted

206

204,206

204,206

0

-600

0

0

0

Sub Total

126,934

53,462,994

36,464,678

16,998,316

12,641

6,279,571

3,800,332

2,479,239

**Of which Admin Budget

5500

278,061

278,061

0

0

0

0

0

Near-cash in RDEL

-414,308

52,185, 665

35,174, 731

17, 010, 934

0

0

0

0

Depreciation*

-707

-35,606

-9,175

-26,431

0

0

0

0

Total

126,227

53,424,888

36,453,003

16,971,885

12,641

6,279,571

3,800,332

2,479,239

*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.

** The total of “Administration budget” and “Near-cash in resource DEL” figures may well be greater than total resource DEL, due to the definitions overlapping.

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

Within the administration cost budget changes, the impact is set out in the following table:

OriginalChangeRevised

DfES

£’000

£’000

£’000

DfES (RfR1)

244,091

5,500

249,591

OFSTED

28,470

0

28,470

Total

272,561

5,500

278,061

Resource DEL

The increase in the resource element of the DEL of £126,934,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of the resource DEL of £9,730,000 and an increase of £117,204,000 in the non-voted element of resource DEL mainly in the department's non-departmental public bodies.

Voted Resource DEL

The £9,730,000 increase in the voted element of the resource DEL arises from:

RFR1

the take-up of end-year flexibility of £105,500,000 for the resource consequences of student loans £100,000,000, for pay and pensions for departmental running costs £5,500,000;

a movement of £115,048,000 from RFR2, £82,325,000 in respect of nursery education extension funding, £50,000 in respect of early years national travellers programme, £1,500,000 in respect of child- contact centres, £2,500,000 in respect of early years foundation centres, £100,000 in respect of early years data collection pilot, £28,573,000 in respect of current grants;

a £124,710,000 virement to non-voted resource DEL, £25,523,000 to support schools and teachers, £25,193,000 to support higher education, £73,089,000 to support further education and lifelong learning, £905,000 to support children, young people and families;

a £29,951,000 virement from non-voted resource DEL for other central services;

a movement of £220,000 to RFR3, for repayment of the children's fund loan;

an increase of £72,000 for special educational needs for dyslexia taken up from the invest to save budget;

a transfer from the Home Office of £604,000 for offender education;

transfers to Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools (OFSTED) £393,000 for the childcare register and to the Home Office £947,000 for offender education.

RFR2

A movement of £1,327,000 from non-voted departmental unallocated provision for central government grants;

a movement of £116,928,000 to RFR1, £82,325,000 in respect of nursery education extension funding, £50,000 in respect of early years national travellers programme, £1,500,000 in respect of child- contact centres, £2,500,000 in respect of early years foundation centres, £100,000 in respect of early years data collection pilot, £28,573,000 in respect of current grants. A movement of £1,880,000 to RFR1 non-budget section in respect of the National College for Schools Leadership.

RFR3

A movement of £220,000 from RFR1 for repayment of children’s fund loan.

Ofsted

The increase of £206,000 in resource DEL arises from:

a transfer from the Department for Education and Skills £393,000 for the childcare register;

a decrease of £187,000 from profit on the sale of an asset.

Non-voted resource DEL

The £117,204,000 increase in non-voted resource DEL arises from:

a £124,710,000 virement from RFR1 voted resource DEL, £25,523,000 to support schools and teachers, £25,193,000 to support higher education, £73,089,000 to support further education and lifelong learning, £905,000 to support children, young people and families;

a £29,951,000 virement to RFR1 voted resource DEL for other central services;

a movement of £1,880,000 from RFR2 voted resource DEL to support the National College for Schools Leadership;

a transfer in of £5,669,000 from Department of Health for pension indexation;

the take-up of end-year flexibility of £16,500,000 for take-up of Adult Learning Inspectorate provisions £4,500,000 and for take-up of Qualifications and Curriculum Authority provisions £12,000,000;

a reclassification of £277,000 from non-voted resource DEL to non-voted capital DEL for the Office of the Children's Commissioner capital investment;

a movement of £1,327,000 to RFR2 central government grants from departmental unallocated provision.

Capital DEL

The increase in the capital element of the DEL of £12,641,000 arises from a £4,472,000 decrease in the voted element of capital DEL and an increase of £17,113,000 in the non-voted element of capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £4,472,000 decrease in the voted element of the capital DEL arises from:

RFRI

the take-up of end-year flexibility of £7,964,000 for the Cybrarian capital modernisation fund £7,851,000 and the invest to save budget for Construction Industry Training Board £113,000;

a £16,836,000 virement to non-voted capital DEL £11,000,000 for support to higher education, £51,000 for the School Food Trust, £1,105,000 for support to the Sector Skills Development Agency, £4,680,000 from the departmental unallocated provision for central government grants;

transfer from the Department for Communities and Local Government of £5,000,000 for the combined universities of Cornwall;

the decrease of £600,000 in Ofsted capital for non-operating appropriation in aid in respect of the sale of an asset.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £17,113,000 increase in the non-voted element of capital DEL arises from:

a £16,836,000 virement from voted capital DEL £11,000,000 for support to higher education, £51,000 for the School Food Trust, £1,105,000 for support to the Sector Skills Development Agency, £4,680,000 from the departmental unallocated provision for central government grants;

a reclassification of £277,000 from non-voted resource DEL to non-voted capital DEL for the Office for the Children's Commissioner capital investment.

Administration Cost Budget

The take-up of end-year flexibility of £5,500,000 to cover net pressure on departmental administration costs.