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Office for National Statistics: DEL

Volume 699: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

My honourable friend the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury (Angela Eagle) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Office for National Statistics' total departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £6,672,000 from £175,178,000 to £181,850,000, and the administration budget will be increased by £6,520,000.

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

£'000

Change

New DEL

Voted

Non-Voted

Voted

Non-Voted

Total

Resource DEL

12,672

-6,000

175,176

1,027

176,203

of which

Administration Budget*

12,520

-6,000

175,024

1,027

176,051

Near-cash in RDEL

10,782

-7,172

144,236

9,527

153,763

Capital**

-

-

27,580

-

27,580

Less Depreciation***

-

-

-21,933

-

-21,933

Total

12,672

-6,000

180,823

1,027

l,181,850

*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.

***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:

Reserve claim of £5,400,000.

The take-up of departmental unallocated provision (DUP) of £6,000,000 in order to finance in-year pressures and to meet new priorities

Transfer from the BERR in respect of construction statistics consisting of £152,000 programme and £1,120,000 admin.

The change in the administration budget arises from reserve claim of £5,400,000, the take-up of DUP of £6,000,000 and the transfer of £1,120,000 from BERR.