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Home Office: DEL

Volume 689: debated on Tuesday 20 February 2007

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department (John Reid) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement:

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Home Office's departmental expenditure limit for 2006-07 will be increased by £214,980,000 from £14,191,117,000 to £14,406,097,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £36,661,000 from £573,636,000 to £610,297,000.

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

£'000's

Change

New DEL

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL

60,982

73,300

11,044,497

2,133,245

13,177,742

of which:

Administration Budget*

45,424

-8,763

610,297

0

610,297

Near-cash in RDEL *

60,766

40,000

10,551,410

2,083,914

12,635,324

Capital**

104,164

-23,480

1,019,727

318,197

1,337,924

Less depreciation***

14

-

-91,055

-18,514

-109,569

Total DEL

165,160

49,820

11,973,169

2,432,928

14,406,097

* The total of administration budget and near-cash in RDEL figures may well be greater than total resource DEL, due to their respective definitions overlapping.

** Includes items treated as capital DEL in budgets, but as resource for estimates and accounts purposes.

***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:

000's

* Sections as per the Home Office 2006-07 Spring Supplementary Estimate

Total

of which Admin

Total

134,296

36,661

comprising:

Take-up of end-year flexibility:

15,000

15,000

For the Identity and Passport Service (Section* N) - representing the carry-over of surpluses generated by the Passport Service during 2005-06 to offset expenditure in 2006-07

15,000

15,000

Machinery of government change:

1,758

1,661

Additional transfer from HM Revenue and Customs in respect of functions now carried out by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Programme to Section Y and Admin to Section D)

1,758

1,661

Reserve Claims:

107,550

20,000

For Corrections HQ (Section I), to support exceptional pressures on prison capacity

50,000

20,000

HM Treasury's contribution to the Recovered Assets scheme, to be held by Organised and International Crime (Section D)

14,250

Release of CJS IT funding following the improvement in the forecast benefits of the CJS IT portfolio.

10,000

Non-cash resource DEL to provide for the impact of a change in accounting policy for CICA as per HM Treasury agreement

33,300

Transfers from other government Departments:

12,310

Return of budgetary cover from the Department for Education and Skills to Prison Service - public sector (Section K), following a change in the responsibilities of the Learning and Skills Council

947

Return of joint Criminal Justice System (“CJS”) IT ring-fenced budget from the Department for Constitutional Affairs to Criminal Justice (Section F)

2,999

Transfer of budgetary cover from the Department for Constitutional Affairs to Criminal Justice (Section F), to fund Local Criminal Justice Boards

2,000

Transfer of budgetary cover from the Crown Prosecution Service to Criminal Justice Grants (Section AM), to fund the “No Witness No Justice”programme

364

Transfer of budgetary provision from the Department for Constitutional Affairs to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (Section M) to fund the single asylum budget

6,000

Transfers to other government Departments:

-2,336

Transfer of budgetary cover to the Department for Education and Skills to fund educational needs in prison establishments, comprising:

from Corrections HQ (Section I)

-593

from Prisons - public sector (Section K)

-11

Transfer of budgetary cover to the Department for Constitutional Affairs from Corrections HQ (Section) following the postponement of “Custody Plus”

-1,603

Transfer of budgetary cover to the Department for Constitutional Affairs from Criminal Justice (Section F) to fund development of software to help implement Recommendation 7 of the Bichard inquiry

-129

Other changes:

14

Change in depreciation, which forms part of RDEL

14

The change in the capital element of DEL arises from:

* Sections as per the Home Office 2006-07 Spring Supplementary Estimate

Total

80,684

comprising:

Take-up of end-year flexibility:

30,000

For Corrections HQ (Section I), to support exceptional pressures on prison capacity

30,000

Machinery of government change:

289

Additional transfer from HM Revenue and Customs in respect of functions now carried out by the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

289

Reserve Claims:

50,000

For Corrections HQ (Section I), to support exceptional pressures on prison capacity

50,000

Transfers from other government Departments:

565

Transfer of CJS IT ring-fenced budget from the Department for Constitutional Affairs to Criminal Justice (Section F)

565

Transfers to other government Departments:

-170

Transfer of CJS IT ring-fenced budget to the Department for Constitutional Affairs from Criminal Justice (Section F) to fund the XHIBIT internet portal

-170