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Department for Children, Schools and Families: Winter Supplementary Estimate

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 25 November 2008

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (Ed Balls) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Children, Schools and Families departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be decreased by £16,761,000 from £52,739,088,00 to £52,722,327,000; the administration cost budget will be decreased by £2,364,000 from £189,900,000 to £187,536,000, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) which has a separate estimate and DEL, will be increased by £485,000 from £180,731,000 to £181,216,000. The administration cost budget will be increased by £485,000 from £28,236,000 to £28,721,000.

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

 

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

RfR 1

-16,811

45,419,824

44,202,195

1,217,629

-2,000

5,712,566

4,593,981

1,118,585

RfR 2

2,050

1,294,912

1,265,396

29,516

0

295,025

295,025

0

DCSF Total

-14,761

46,714,736

45,467,591

1,247,145

-2,000

6,007,591

4,889,006

1,118,585

Ofsted

485

180,235

180,235

0

0

981

981

0

Sub Total

-14,276

46,894,971

45,647,826

1,247,145

-2,000

6,008,572

4,889,987

1,118,585

**Of which Admin Budget

-1,879

216,257

216,257

0

0

0

0

0

Near-cash in RDEL

-14,276

46,931,221

45,647,289

1,283,932

0

0

0

0

Depreciation*

101

-12,057

-8,599

-3,458

0

0

0

0

Total

-14,175

46,882,914

45,639,227

1,243,687

-2,000

6,008,572

4,889,987

1,118,585

*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:

DfESOriginalChangeRevised

 

£’000

£’000

£’000

DfES (RfR1)

189,900

-2,364

187,536

Ofsted

28,236

485

28,721

Total

218,136

-1,879

216,257

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Resource DEL

The decrease in the resource element of the DEL of £14,761,000 arises from a decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL of £172,838,000 and an increase of £158,077,000 in the non-voted element of resource DEL mainly in the department’s non-departmental public bodies.

Voted Resource DEL

The £172,838,000 decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL arises from:

RfR1

A movement of £450,000 from RfR2 in respect of Special Education Needs Programmes.

A movement of £55,601,000 from non-voted unallocated provision for Current Grants to support schools and teachers.

A movement of £10,369,000 from non-voted unallocated provision for Current Grants to support Youth programmes.

A transfer from the Cabinet Office £411,000 administration for the Parliamentary Council Office.

A transfer to the Cabinet Office of £40,000 for ISMCC.

A transfer to HM Treasury of £45,000 administration for the Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Procurement.

A transfer to the Department for Work and Pensions of £4,000,000 administration for the lease settlement for Caxton House.

A transfer to the Home Office of £432,000 for Anti-social behaviour and Crime Prevention.

A transfer to the Ministry of Justice of £1,000,000 for Implementation of the Children and Adoption Act.

A transfer to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills of £3,655,000 for Vocational Reform.

A transfer to the Home Office of £6,000,000 for settlements relating to the Hillingdon judgment 2003.

A movement of £197,031,000 to non-voted resource DEL to support the department’s non-departmental public bodies.

RfR2

A movement of £450,000 to RfR1 in respect of Special Education Needs Programmes.

A movement of £2,500,000 from non-voted unallocated provision for Sure Start.

A movement of £29,516,000 to non-voted resource DEL in respect of the Children’s Workforce Development Council.

Non-voted resource DEL

The £158,077,000 increase in Non-voted resource DEL arises from:

A movement of £226,547,000 from voted resource DEL to support the department’s non-departmental public bodies.

A movement of £55,601,000 from non-voted unallocated provision for Current Grants to support schools and teachers.

A movement of £10,369,000 from non-voted unallocated provision to voted for Current Grants to support Youth programmes.

A movement of £2,500,000 from non-voted unallocated provision to voted for Sure Start.

Capital DEL

The decrease in the capital element of the DEL of £2,000,000 arises from a £57,801,000 increase in the voted element of capital DEL and a decrease of £59,801,000 in the non-voted element of capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £57,801,000 increase in the voted element of the capital DEL arises from:

RfR1

A movement of £30,000,000 from non-voted unallocated provision for to support schools and teachers.

A movement of £28,019,000 from non-voted unallocated provision for Capital Grants to support Children and Families.

A movement of £218,000 to non-voted resource DEL to support the department’s non-departmental public bodies.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £59,801,000 decrease in the non-voted element of capital DEL arises from:

RFR1

A transfer to the Department for Work and Pensions of £2,000,000 for the Government Connect Programme.

A movement of £30,000,000 from non-voted unallocated provision to voted to support schools and teachers.

A movement of £28,019,000 from non-voted unallocated provision to voted for Capital Grants to support Children and Families.

A movement of £218,000 from voted resource DEL to support the department’s non-departmental public bodies.

Administration Cost Budget

Reclassification of £1,270,000 from programme expenditure to administration for Respect administration costs.

A transfer from the Cabinet Office £411,000 administration for the Parliamentary Council Office.

A transfer to HM Treasury of £45,000 administration for the Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Procurement.

A transfer to Department for Work and Pensions of £4,000,000 administration for the lease settlement for Caxton House.

Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills

Voted Resource DEL

Following the machinery of government changes a transfer of £485,000 from the Ministry of Justice for the inspection of the Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Service.

A movement of £8,051,000 from non-voted unallocated provision for implementation of the Childcare Act 2006 and the requirements of the better regulation executive.

Non-voted resource DEL

A movement of £8,051,000 to voted provision for implementation of the Childcare Act 2006 and the requirements of the better regulation executive.

Administration Cost Budget

Following the machinery of government changes a transfer of £485,000 from the Ministry of Justice for the inspection of the Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Service.