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Cabinet Office: DEL

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Statement

My right honourable friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Liam Byrne) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the spring supplementary estimate 2008-09, the Cabinet Office total Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £50,980,000 from £357,896,000 to £408,876,000.

£’000Winter Supplementary Estimate DELChangesSpring Supplementary Estimate New DEL

Voted

Non Voted

Total

Voted

Non Voted

Total

Voted

Non Voted

Total

Resource DEL

304,681

37,476

342,157

+48,725

-50

+48,675

353,406

37,426

390,832

Of which:

Administration Budget

203,250

-

203,250

-27,238

-

-27,238

176,012

-

176,012

Near cash in RDEL

260,874

38,591

299,465

+46,725

-35

+46,690

307,599

38,556

346,155

Capital DEL**

48,541

1,050

49,591

+4,255

+50

+4,305

52,796

1,100

53,896

Depreciation*

-33,852

-

-33,852

-2,000

-

-2,000

-35,852

-

-35,852

Total DEL

319,370

38,526

357,896

+50,980

-

+50,980

370,350

38,526

408,876

* 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.

** Capital DEL includes items treated as resource in Estimates and accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in budgets.

Summary of Changes in DEL

The change in the resource element of DEL, an increase of £48.675 million, comprises £37.195 million agreed claims on the Reserve, a £0.165 million take up of End Year Flexibility, £12.312 million transfers of budgetary cover from/to other government departments and £0.997 million transfers to Capital DEL.

The change in the capital element of DEL, an increase of £4.305 million, comprises a £3.308 million take up of End Year Flexibility and £0.997 million transfers from Resource DEL.

Changes in Resource DEL (RDEL)

The changes which result in a net increase in Resource DEL (RDEL) of £48,675,000 are as follows:

Agreed Claims on the Reserve

A drawdown from the Reserve for v Matched Funding for the Office of the Third Sector to cover grant expenditure increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £13,000,000.

A drawdown from the Reserve for the Invest to Save Budget (ISB) for the Office of the Third Sector to cover grant expenditure increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £916,000.

A drawdown on the Reserve for the Grassroots Grant programme increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £23,279,000.

End Year Flexibility

A take up of End Year Flexibility (EYF) for the Invest to Save Budget (ISB) for the Office of the Third Sector increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £165,000.

Budget cover transfers outwards

Transfers to other Government Departments to cover the costs of the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel reduces Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £1,728,000.

Budget cover transfers inwards

A transfer from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to cover the costs of i Monitoring Security Co-ordination Centre (iMSCC) increases Resource DEL and Net Cash Requirement by £40,000.

A transfer from the Security and Intelligence Agencies to cover the costs of the SCOPE programme increases Non Cash Resource DEL by £14,000,000.

Transfers from Voted Resource to Capital DEL

A transfer from Voted Resource DEL to Capital DEL increases the Capital Budget by £947,000 and consists of the following: a £60,000 transfer from the House of Lords Appointments Commission Resource DEL to cover the costs of redeveloping the appointments database, a £750,000 transfer from the core Cabinet Office Resource DEL to enhance the computer system that supports the Civil Service Pensions and a £137,000 transfer from the core Cabinet Office Resource DEL to cover expenditure on projects implementing security measures.

Transfer from Non-Voted Resource to Capital DEL

The Commission for the Compact Limited, an executive NDPB, has arranged to transfer £50,000 of its Non-Voted Resource DEL to Capital DEL to cover expenditure on office equipment.

Changes in Capital DEL (CDEL)

The changes which result in a net increase in Capital DEL (CDEL) of £4,305,000 are as follows:

End Year Flexibility

A take up of End Year Flexibility for the Government Security Zone to cover accounting adjustments on capital grants increases Capital DEL by £3,308,000; there is no corresponding increase in Net Cash Requirement.

Transfers from Voted and Non-Voted Resource to Capital DEL

A transfer from Voted and Non-Voted Resource DEL to Capital DEL increases the Capital Budget by £997,000 as previously described in the section Changes in Resource DEL.