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Department for Culture, Media and Sport: DEL

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Statement

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Andy Burnham) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval, the Department for Culture Media and Sport’s Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £52,635,000 from £2,552,209,000 to £2,604,844,000 and the administration cost limit will increase by £6,281,000 from £49,258,000 to £55,539,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resource and capital are set out in the following table:

Departmental Expenditure Limits and Administration Budgets

Change

New DEL

£'000

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL

8,285

5,750

115,364

1,519,127

1,634,491

of which:

Administration budget*

6,281

-

55,539

-

55,539

Near-cash in RDEL

8,285

25,750

106,203

1,334,288

1,440,491

Capital**

-

38,600

-430,742

1,514,095

1,083,353

Less Depreciation†

-

10,000

-6,456

-96,544

-103,000

Total

8,285

54,350

-321,834

2,936,678

2,614,844

* 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.

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

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

take-up of £30,100,000 end year flexibility comprising: (£20,000,000) UK Sports; (£3,000,000) Central Sports Support; (£2,000,000) Visit Britain; (£1,200,000) Museums, Libraries and Archives Commission; (£900,000) for the Regional Cultural Consortiums; and (£3,000,000) Administration budget;

transfers from other government departments of: £2,000,000 from Department for Work and Pensions for Free Swimming; £1,650,000 from Department for International Development to UK Sport for International Inspirations; and £332,000 from Cabinet Office to cover baseline costs of the parliamentary counsel;

transfers to other government departments of: £45,000 to the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) for the Centre for Expertise in Sustainable Procurement and £2,000 to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) for the Government Skills Strategy programme;

partially offset by a transfer from non-cash Resource DEL to Capital DEL of £20,000,000;

the administration cost limit has increased by £6,281,000 from £49,258,000 to £55,539,000. This is as a result of a transfer from Cabinet Office of £332,000, a transfer to the OGC of £45,000 and a transfer to DIUS of £2,000 all detailed above; take up of £3,000,000 Administration End Year Flexibility and agreed net transfers of £2,996,000 from programme to administration costs, the latter to assist with the costs of the Government Olympic Executive; and

the changes in the capital element of the DEL arise from: take-up of £18,600,000 End Year Flexibility for the Museums and Galleries; a transfer from non-cash Resource DEL to Capital DEL of £20,000,000.