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Department for International Development: Winter Supplementary Estimate

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 25 November 2008

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (Douglas Alexander) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

As a consequence of budgetary transfers associated with the winter supplementary estimates, the Department for International Development’s total departmental expenditure limit will be reduced by £1,377,000 from £5,737,828,000 to £5,736,451,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resource and capital is set out in the following table:

Change (£,000)New DEL (£,000)

Voted

Non Voted

Voted

Non Voted

Total

Resource DEL

-

-1,377

4,010,309

857,142

4,867,451

Of which:*

Administration Budget

-

- 45

162,102

853

162,955

Near-cash in RDEL

-

- 1,377

3,921,309

857,142

4,778,451

Capital DEL

-

-

881,000

10,000

891,000

Less Depreciation**

-

-

- 22,000

-

- 22,000

Total DEL

-

- 1,377

4,869,309

867,142

5,736,451

* 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.

** Depreciation, which forms part of the resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL, since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of these assets would lead to double counting.

The net change in the resource element of DEL arises from:

Additions

£1.97 million transferred to DfID from the Ministry of Defence in relation to Stabilisation Aid Fund projects in Iraq, and

£738,000 transferred to DfID from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in relation to Stabilisation Aid Fund funded projects in Afghanistan.

Reductions

£40,000 transferred from DfID to the Cabinet Office in relation to the funding of the government security zone;

£4 million transferred from DfID to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in relation to the Returns & Reintegration Fund; and

£45,000 transferred from DfID to HM Treasury as a contribution to the Office for Government Commerce’s project, Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Procurement.

There are no changes in the capital element of DEL.