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Department for Transport: Winter Supplementary Estimate

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 25 November 2008

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Transport (Geoff Hoon) has made the following Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Transport departmental expenditure limit (DEL) for 2008-09 will be decreased by £16,835,000 from £13,255,844,000 to £13,239,009,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £304,000 from £281,622,000 to £281,926,000.

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

£’000

Change

New DEL

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource

24,941

-24,314

5,930,504

425,633

6,356,137

Of which:

Administration budget

349

-45

281,876

50

281,926

Near-cash in RDEL

13,341

-12,714

5,448,439

621,698

6,070,137

Capital

88,338

-98,300

6,133,418

1,149,811

7,283,229

Depreciation(1)

0

-7,500

-367,765

-32,592

-400,357

Total

113,279

-130,114

11,696,157

1,542,852

13,239,009

(1) 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.

Resource Change: Administration (total increase of £304,000)

Voted: total increase of £349,000

RfR1

Near Cash transfer of £349,000 from other government departments as follows: from the Cabinet Office for Parliamentary Counsel costs (£313,000); and from the Department for Communities and Local Government to cover staff costs in Traffic Management (£36,000); and

A £45,000 transfer from non voted near cash administration provision offset by a £45,000 transfer to the Office of Government Commerce for the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Procurement.

Non Voted: total decrease of £45,000.

Transfer of £45,000 to administration near cash voted provision.

Resource Change: Programme (total increase of £323,000)

Voted: total increase of £24,592,000

RfR1

Treasury agreed near cash reinstatement of the £7,080,000 abatement of Transport for London’s borrowing costs in respect of Metronet that were not avoided in 2008-09 due to the delay in Metronet leaving administration;

A net transfer of £24,269,000 from non voted provision as follows:

£3,800,000 near cash for Vehicle & Operator Services Agency Heavy Good Vehicle enforcement works;

£3,139,000 near cash for Rail’s subsidy to Train Operating Companies (£2,559,000) and other rail services (£580,000);

£2,000,000 near cash for freight grants:

£2,500,000 near cash for continuous insurance enforcement;

£1,000,000 near cash for Bus Passenger Champion;

£200,000 near cash for travel and transport direct government franchise;

£40,000 near cash for Central Administration for subsequent transfer to the Cabinet Office; and

£11,600,000 non cash for cost of capital for Humber Bridge; partially offset by

£10,000 near cash transferred to non voted provision in respect of utilisation of the rail provision; and

A transfer of £6,757,000 to other government departments as follows:

£6,717,000 to the Scottish Executive for Scottish rail services; and

£40,000 to the Cabinet Office for the Security, Monitoring and Co-ordination Centre.

Non-Voted: total net decrease of £24,269,000

£24,269,000 transferred to voted provision, as detailed above.

Capital Change: (total decrease of £9,962,000)

Voted: total increase of £88,338,000 RfR1

A transfer of £98,300,000 from non voted provision as follows:

£75,000,000 to increase grants to London Underground Ltd;

£10,300,000 for the Highways Agency;

£6,000,000 for Cycling England;

£3,300,000 from British Transport Police Authority to Network Grant;

£2,000,000 for the Blue Badge Scheme;

£1,500,000 for Vehicle & Operator Services Agency Heavy Goods Vehicle enforcement works; and

£200,000 for the Air Accident Investigation Branch’s additional hangar refurbishment work.

Partially offset by transfer of £9,962,000 to the Scottish Executive for rail services.

Non-Voted: total decrease of £98,300,000

£98,300,000 provision transferred to voted provision.