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Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills: Winter Supplementary Estimate

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 25 November 2008

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (John Denham) has made the following Written Statement:

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £19,360,000 from £18,368,379,000 to £18,387,739,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £1,733,000 from £70,000,000 to £71,733,000.

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

£’000ChangeNew DEL

Voted

Non-Voted

Voted

Non-Voted

Total

Resource DEL

-17,491

36,751

-4,050,840

20,448,611

16,397,771

Of which:

Administration Budget †

1,733

0

71,733

0

71,733

Near Cash in Resource DEL †

-19,091

36,751

-5,254,711

20,292,877

15,038,166

Capital DEL ††

-234,011

234,111

-161,169

2,151,137

1,989,968

Less Depreciation †††

-1,413

0

-4,618

-141,753

-146,371

Total DEL

-252,915

270,862

-4,216,627

22,457,995

18,241,368

† 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 in the table above, since Capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

Resource DEL

The increase in the resource element of the DEL of £19,260,000 arises from a decrease in the voted element of resource DEL of £17,491,000 and an increase of £36,751,000 in the non-voted element of resource DEL.

Voted Resource DEL

The £17,491,000 decrease in the voted element of resource DEL arises from:

RfR1

The take-up from the Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) of £5,000,000 for Part Time Student Support.

A machinery of government transfer from the Cabinet Office of £1,600,000 for Government Skills.

A transfer from the Cabinet Office for £42,000 for Parliamentary Counsel costs.

A transfer from the Ministry of Justice of £13,912,000 for Offender Learning.

A transfer from the Department for Children, Schools and Families of £3,655,000 for Vocational Qualifications reform.

An increase in voted receipts for the Higher Education Funding Council for England of £1,142,000 from the Department for Children, Schools and Families, offset by an increase in the Higher Education Funding Council for England non-voted resource DEL.

An increase in voted receipts for the Student Loans Company of £1,700,000 from the Department for Children, Schools and Families, offset by an increase in the Student Loans Company non-voted resource DEL.

An increase in voted receipts of £50,000 for receipts from the Department of Health for Health and Wellbeing at Work, offset by an increase in the Investors in People UK non-voted resource DEL.

A net decrease in voted receipts for the Learning and Skills Council of £39,289,000, offset by a net decrease in the Learning and Skills Council non-voted resource DEL.

An increase in central administration costs of £91,000 for an element of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 settlement omitted from the Main Estimate.

A net movement from non-voted resource DEL of £7,921,000 consisting of increases to voted resource DEL for Student Support (£7,500,000), Foundation Degrees (£711,000), International programmes (£210,000) and a decrease to Technology Strategy (£500,000).

RfR2

A movement to non-voted resource DEL of £86,109,000 for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (£55,000,000) and the Research Councils (£31,109,000).

Non-voted Resource DEL

The £36,751,000 increase in non-voted resource DEL arises from:

A movement to RfR1 voted resource DEL of £5,000,000 for the take-up from the Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) for Part Time Student Support.

An increase in the Higher Education Funding Council for England non-voted resource DEL of £1,142,000 offset by an increase in voted receipts for the Higher Education Funding Council for England from the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

An increase in the Student Loans Company non-voted resource DEL of £1,700,000, offset by an increase in voted receipts for the Student Loans Company from the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

An increase in the Investors in People non-voted resource DEL of £50,000, offset by an increase in voted receipts from the Department of Health for Health and Wellbeing at Work.

A net decrease in the Learning and Skills Council non-voted resource DEL of £39,289,000, offset by a net decrease in voted receipts for the Learning and Skills Council.

A net movement to RfR1 voted resource DEL of £7,921,000 consisting of increases to voted resource DEL for Student Support (£7,500,000), Foundation Degrees (£711,000), International programmes (£210,000) and a decrease to voted resource DEL for Technology Strategy (£500,000).

A movement to non-voted resource DEL of £86,109,000 from RfR2 voted resource DEL for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (£55,000,000) and for the Research Councils (£31,109,000).

A transfer to the Cabinet Office of £40,000 for the Government Security Zone.

Capital DEL

The increase in the capital element of the DEL of £100,000 arises from a decrease in the voted element of capital DEL of £234,011,000 and an increase of £234,111,000 in the non-voted element of capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £234,011,000 decrease in the voted element of capital DEL arises from:

RfR1

An increase in departmental capital costs of £100,000 for an element of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 settlement omitted from the Main Estimate.

RfR2

An increase in voted receipts for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council of £4,900,000, offset by an increase in the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council non-voted capital DEL.

A movement to non-voted capital DEL of £229,211,000 from voted capital DEL for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (£190,000,000) and for the Research Councils (£39,211,000).

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £234,111,000 increase in the non-voted element of capital DEL arises from:

An increase in the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council non-voted capital DEL of £4,900,000, offset by an increase in voted receipts for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

A movement from RfR2 voted capital DEL of £229,211,000 to non-voted capital DEL for the Science and Research Investment Fund (£190,000,000) and for the Research Councils (£39,211,000).

Administration Budget

RfR1

The £1,733,000 increase within the Administration Budget arises from:

A machinery of government transfer from the Cabinet Office of £1,600,000 for Government Skills.

A transfer from the Cabinet Office for £42,000 for Parliamentary Counsel costs.

An increase in central administration costs of £91,000 for an element of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 settlement omitted from the Main Estimate.