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Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills: DEL

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Statement

Today my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (John Denham) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £309,113,000 from £18,241,368,000 to £18,550,481,000 and the Administration Budget will be increased by £5,917,000 from £71,733,000 to £77,650,000.

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

£’000ChangeNew DEL

Voted

Non-Voted

Voted

Non-Voted

Total

Resource DEL

35,434

237,857

-4,015,406

20,686,468

16,671,062

Of which:

Administration Budget †

5,917

-

77,650

-

77,650

Near Cash in Resource DEL †

31,082

156,494

-5,223,629

20,449,371

15,225,742

Capital DEL ††

1,524

130,476

-159,645

2,281,613

2,121,968

Less Depreciation †††

-65,178

-31,000

-69,796

-172,753

-242,549

Total DEL

-28,220

337,333

-4,244,847

22,795,328

18,550,481

† 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 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.

Resource DEL

The increase in the Resource element of the DEL of £273,291,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of Resource DEL of £35,434,000 and an increase of £237,857,000 in the non-voted element of Resource DEL.

Voted Resource DEL

The £35,434,000 increase in the voted element of Resource DEL arises from:

RfR1

the take-up of £84,000,000 of near-cash End Year Flexibility for Higher Education Support for Students (£74,000,000) and Further Education, Skills and International Programmes (£10,000,000);

the take-up of £54,715,000 of non-cash End Year Flexibility (EYF) for Higher Education (£48,752,000), Science, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (£5,732,000) and Further Education, Skills and International Programmes (£231,000);

the take-up of £5,917,000 of near-cash Administration costs End Year Flexibility (EYF) for Activities to Support all Functions;

the take-up from the Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) of £12,472,000 for Higher Education Support for Students (£8,008,000), Higher Education (£2,689,000) and Further Education, Skills and International Programmes (£1,775,000);

a transfer from the Ministry of Justice of £1,957,000 for Offender Learning;

transfers from Other Government Departments of £959,000 Administration costs for Government Skills;

a transfer from the Department for Children, Schools and Families of £450,000 for the Further Education Procurement Consortium;

transfers from Other Government Departments of £375,000 other resource for Government Skills;

a net movement to non-voted Resource DEL of £53,936,000 consisting of increases to voted Resource DEL for Further Education, Skills and International Programmes (Grants) (£20,553,000), Science, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (£252,000), and Higher Education (non-cash) (£32,000); and decreases to Higher Education Support for Students (non-cash) (£50,395,000), Higher Education (near-cash) (£12,972,000), Further Education, Skills and International Programmes (Other Current) (£10,291,000), Activities to Support all Functions (£895,000), and Higher Education Support for Students (near-cash) (£220,000);

a net increase in voted receipts for the Learning and Skills Council of £56,405,000, offset by a net increase in the Learning and Skills Council non-voted Resource DEL;

an increase in voted receipts for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills of £11,819,000, offset by an increase in the UK Commission for Employment and Skills non-voted Resource DEL;

an increase in voted receipts for the Higher Education Funding Council for England of £596,000, offset by an increase in the Higher Education Funding Council for England non-voted Resource DEL;

an increase in voted receipts of £1,955,000 reflecting the movement of the UK Intellectual Property Office Dividend from non-voted to voted Resource DEL receipts; and

a transfer from Administration to Programme in respect of the £959,000 transfers received from Other Government Departments for Government Skills.

RfR2

A movement to non-voted Resource DEL of £700,000 from Knowledge Transfer.

Non-voted Resource DEL

The £237,857,000 increase in non-voted Resource DEL arises from:

the take-up of £87,388,000 of near-cash End Year Flexibility (EYF) for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (£30,000,000), the Natural Environment Research Council (£26,706,000), the Science and Technology Facilities Council (£17,651,000), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (£7,255,000), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (£2,595,000), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (£2,353,000), the Medical Research Council (£425,000) and the Economic and Social Research Council (£403,000);

the take-up from the Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) of £12,472,000 to voted Resource DEL for Higher Education Support for Students (£8,008,000), Higher Education (£2,689,000) and Further Education, Skills and International Programmes (£1,775,000);

a transfer from the Department for Children, Schools and Families of £6,530,000 for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills;

an increase in the Medical Research Council (MRC) non-voted non-cash Resource DEL of £31,000,000 arising from a claim on the DEL Reserve for the costs of bringing the MRC Commercial Fund into the Budgetary regime;

a net movement to non-voted Resource DEL of £53,936,000 from RfR1 voted Resource DEL consisting of increases for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (£65,019,000), the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (£6,138,000), the Student Loans Company (£1,205,000), Investors in People UK (£100,000) and the Office for Fair Access (£60,000); and decreases for the Technology Strategy Board (£12,700,000), the Learning and Skills Council (£4,834,000), the Quality Improvement Agency (£800,000) and the Design Council (£252,000);

a movement to non-voted Resource DEL of £700,000 from RfR2 voted Resource DEL for the Natural Environment Research Council;

a net increase in the Learning and Skills Council non-voted Resource DEL of £56,405,000, offset by a net increase in voted receipts for the Learning and Skills Council;

an increase in the UK Commission for Employment and Skills non-voted Resource DEL of £11,819,000, offset by an increase in voted receipts for UK Commission for Employment and Skills;

an increase in the Higher Education Funding Council for England non-voted Resource DEL of £596,000, offset by an increase in voted receipts for the Higher Education Funding Council for England; and

an increase in non-voted Resource DEL of £1,955,000 reflecting the movement of the UK Intellectual Property Office Dividend to voted Resource DEL receipts.

Capital DEL

The increase in the Capital element of the DEL of £132,000,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of Capital DEL of £1,524,000 and an increase of £130,476,000 in the non-voted element of Capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £1,524,000 increase in the voted element of Capital DEL arises from:

RfR1

a movement to non-voted Capital DEL of £100,000 from Further Education, Skills and International Programmes to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills; and

an increase in voted Capital DEL of £374,000 brought forward from 2010-11 as announced in the 2008 Pre-Budget Report for Higher Education Support for Students.

RfR2

A movement to voted Capital DEL of £1,250,000 from non-voted Capital DEL for the Medical Research Council to the Science and Research Investment Fund.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £130,476,000 increase in the non-voted element of Capital DEL arises from:

the take-up of £166,626,000 of Capital DEL brought forward from 2010-11 as announced in the 2008 Pre-Budget Report for the Learning and Skills Council (£110,000,000), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (£50,408,000), the Natural Environment Research Council (£5,000,000) and the Student Loans Company (£1,218,000);

a transfer to the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform of £35,000,000 as agreed in the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review settlement;

a movement from RfR1 voted Capital DEL of £100,000 to non-voted Capital DEL for the UK commission for Employment and Skills; and

a movement to RfR2 voted Capital DEL of £1,250,000 from non-voted Capital DEL for the Medical Research Council to the Science and Research Investment Fund.

Administration Budget

RfR1

The £5,917,000 increase within the Administration Budget arises from:

the take-up of £5,917,000 of near-cash End Year Flexibility (EYF);

transfers from Other Government Departments totalling £959,000 for Government Skills; and

a transfer from Administration to Programme in respect of the £959,000 transfers received from Other Government Departments for Government Skills.