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Treasury: Winter Supplementary Estimate

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 25 November 2008

My honourable friend the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury (Angela Eagle) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the winter supplementary estimate, HM Treasury's DEL will be increased by £1,318,000 from £220,233,000 to £221,551,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £1,223,000 from £168,202,000 to £169,425,000 with no change to the capital DEL. The impact on resources and the administration budget is set out in the following table:

ChangeNew DEL

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource

7,748,000

-6,430,000

194,646,000

26,905,000

221,551,000

of which:

Administration budget *

7,653,000

-6,430,000

165,112,000

4,313,000

169,425,000

Near cash in RDEL*

5,811,000

-6,430,000

182,824,000

37,805,000

220,629,000

Capital**

-

-

4,800,000

2,221,000

7,021,000

Less: Depreciation***

-

-

-9,190,000

-

-9,190,000

Total

7,748,000

-6,430,000

190,256,000

29,126,000

219,382,000.

* The total of “administration budget” and “near cash in resource DEL” figures may well be greater than total resource DEL, due to 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 since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

The net increase in resource DEL of £1,318,000 is the net effect of the following:

For Request for Resources 1

a Machinery of Government transfer to the Cabinet Office of £273,000 near cash administration costs following the transfer of responsibility for the Statistical Reform team;

a transfer to the Statistics Board of £100,000 near cash programme costs as a contribution towards the costs of a project to improve the quality of migration statistics;

a contribution to the Cabinet Office of £80,000 near cash programme costs in respect of the Government Secure Zone costs;

a transfer from the Cabinet Office of £250,000 near cash administration costs towards consultancy costs incurred by the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit; and

a transfer from HM Revenue & Customs of £21,000 towards the costs of a post in the Budget, Tax and Welfare team.

For RfR 3

Transfers to the Office of Government Commerce towards the costs of the Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Procurement as follows:

£45,000 near cash administration costs from each of the following departments - Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Communities and Local Government, Cabinet Office, Children, Schools and Families, Transport, International Development, Work and Pensions, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, HM Revenue & Customs, Home Office, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice and £215,000 from Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

near cash programme costs of £45,000 from the Statistics Board and £700,000 from Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

There is a reduction in non-voted DEL due to the draw down of Departmental Unallocated Provision of £6,430,000 to offset increased voted spending.

The net increase in the administration costs budget is £1,223,000 comprising the administration costs changes mentioned in the preceding paragraphs plus a reclassification of programme costs to administration costs of £470,000.