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Department for Children Schools and Families: DEL

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Statement

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (Ed Balls) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Children, Schools and Families Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £41,975,000 from £52,722,327,000 to £52,764,302,000; the administration cost budget will be increased by £2,033,000 from £187,536,000 to £189,569,000. The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) which has a separate Estimate and DEL, will be increased by £32,200,000 from £181,216,000 to £213,416,000 the administration cost budget will remain as £28,721,000.

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

DCFSResourcesCapital ***

 

Change

New DEL

Of which:

Change

New DEL

Of which:

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non- voted

 

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

RfR 1

-1,505

45,418,319

44,172,607

1,245,712

-127,577

5,584,989

4,527,318

1,057,671

RfR 2

44,943

1,339,855

1,317,839

22,016

126,114

421,139

421,139

0

DCSF Total

43,438

46,758,174

45,490,446

1,267,728

-1,463

6,006,128

4,948,457

1,057,671

Ofsted

32,200

212,435

212,435

0

0

981

981

0

Sub Total

75,638

46,970,609

45,702,881

1,267,728

-1,463

6,007,109

4,949,438

1,057,671

**Of which Admin Budget

2,033

218,290

218,290

0

0

0

0

0

Near-cash in RDEL

75,638

46,816,859

45,702,344

1,304,515

0

0

0

0

Depreciation*

1,780

-13,170

-7,932

-3,238

0

0

0

0

Total

75,638

46,970,609

45,702,881

1,267,728

-1,463

6,007,109

4,949,438

1,057,671

* 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.

** 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.

Within the Administration Cost budget changes, the impact is set out in the following table:

DfESOriginalChangeRevised

 

£’000

£’000

£’000

DfES (RfR1)

187,536

2,033

189,569

OFSTED

28,721

0

28,721

Total

216,257

2,033

218,290

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Resource DEL

The increase in the resource element of the DEL of £43,438,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of the resource DEL of £22,855,000 and an increase of £20,583,000 in the non-voted element of resource DEL mainly in the department’s non-departmental public bodies.

Voted Resource DEL

The £22,855,000 increase in the voted element of the resource DEL arises from:

RFR1

a take up of end year flexibility of £1,950,000 for administration costs;

a movement of £14,000,000 from non-voted young peoples provision to voted young people’s provision;

a movement of £2,988,000 from non-voted provision to support children and families;

a movement of £8,600,000 from non-voted unallocated provision to support further education, adult and lifelong learning;

a movement of £12,674,000 from RfR2 in respect of early years foundation and national strategy;

a transfer from Department for Work and Pensions of £132,000 for Joint Birth Registration;

a transfer from the Department of Health of £4,000,000 for substance misuse;

a transfer from Department for Work and Pensions of £280,000 for child protection;

a transfer to the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills of £450,000 for procurement;

a transfer to the Department of Health of £175,000 for child migrant trust;

a transfer to the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills of £800,000 for inspection of the early years foundation stage;

a transfer to the Scottish Office of £157,000 for child trust funds;

a decrease of £49,000 from Respect administration that reduces DEL; and

a movement of £72,581,000 to non-voted resource DEL to support the department’s non-departmental public bodies.

RFR2

a transfer of end year flexibility of £59,175,000 to fund Sure Start local authority grants;

a transfer from Department for Work and Pensions of £862,000 for child poverty programmes;

a movement to RfR1 to support early years foundation and national strategy of £9,786,000;

a movement to RfR1 to support early years foundation and children’s projects of £168,000;

a movement to RfR1 to support early years foundation of £2,720,000;

a movement of £6,400,000 from non-voted to Sure Start central government grants;

a movement of £1,771,000 to Sure Start schools; and

a movement of £3,091,000 to support the department’s non departmental public bodies.

Non-voted resource DEL

The £20,583,000 increase in non-voted resource DEL arises from:

a movement of £72,581,000 from voted resource to support the department’s non-departmental public bodies;

a movement of £25,588,000 from non-voted unallocated provision to voted;

a transfer to the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills from non-voted unallocated provision of £6,530,000 for UKCES QCA funding;

a transfer to the Home Office from non-voted unallocated provision of £6,000,000 for UKBA, settlement of historic LA claims for UASC service;

a transfer to the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills from non-voted unallocated provision of £10,000,000 for transitional relocation costs;

a transfer of £1,200,000 from the Department of Health for training and development of the social care workforce;

a movement of £6,400,000 to voted Sure Start central government grants;

a movement of £1,771,000 to voted Sure Start schools; and

a movement of £3,091,000 from Sure Start voted to support the department’s non departmental public bodies.

Capital DEL

The decrease in the capital element of the DEL of £1,463,000 arises from a £59,451,000 increase in the voted element of capital DEL and a decrease of £60,914,000 in the non-voted element of capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £59,451,000 increase in the voted element of the capital DEL arises from:

a movement of £3,480,000 from non-voted unallocated provision to support schools and teachers;

a movement of £2,780,000 from RfR1 voted capital grants to local authorities to non-voted;

a movement of £11,870,000 from non-voted unallocated provision to schools capital;

a movement of £2,600,000 from non-voted unallocated provision to departmental central services;

a movement of £8,568,000 from non-voted unallocated provision to children and families capital grants;

a movement of £5,302,000 from non-voted unallocated provision for capital grants to local authorities to support children and families; and

a movement of £30,411,000 from non-voted for capital grants to local authorities.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £60,914,000 decrease in the non-voted element of capital DEL arises from:

a movement of £3,480,000 to voted provision for support schools and teachers;

a movement of £2,780,000 from RfR1 voted to non-voted capital grants to local authorities;

a movement of £11,870,000 to voted provision to schools capital;

a movement of £2,600,000 to voted provision for departmental central services;

a movement of £8,568,000 to voted provision for children and families capital grants;

a movement of £5,302,000 to voted provision for capital grants to local authorities to support children and families;

a movement of £30,411,000 from non-voted to Sure Start capital grants to local authorities; and

a transfer of £1,463,000 from non-voted unallocated provision to the Department for Work and Pensions for education information and accountability services (EAIS).

Administration Cost Budget

take up of end year flexibility of £1,950,000 to increase provision for activities to support all functions;

a transfer from Department for Work and Pensions of £132,000 for joint birth registration; and

a decrease of £49,000 due to changes in respect administration costs.

Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills

Voted Resource DEL

A transfer of £10,800,000 from the Department for Children, Schools and Families to allow investment in change projects to deliver long term efficiency.

The take up of End of Year Flexibility of £21,400,000 for implementation of the Childcare Act 2006 and the requirements of the better regulation executive.