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Charity Commission: Winter Supplementary Estimate

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 25 November 2008

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (Kevin Brennan) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Plans to change the Charity Commission’s departmental expenditure limit (DEL) and administration budget for 2008-09.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Charity Commission DEL will be increased by £1,000 from £30,971,000 to £30,972,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £1,000 from £30,971,000 to £30,972,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources is as set out in the following table:

New DEL£’000

Change

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL

1

30,972

0

30,972

of which:

Administration budget*

1

30,972

0

30,972

Near cash in DEL

1

29,822

29,822

Capital

0

700

0

700

Depreciation**

0

-820

0

-820

Total

1

30,852

0

30,852

* The total of “administration budget” and “near cash in Resource DEL” may be greater than total resource DEL due to the definitions overlapping

** Depreciation, which forms part of resource DEL, is excluded from 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 the DEL arises from:

a “token” increase to account for the increased Appropriations in Aid arising from project funding by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the continuation of the International Outreach project, which aims to provide guidance and training in areas of the world where the regulatory infrastructure is not as developed as in the UK.