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Department for International Development: DEL

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Statement

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development (Douglas Alexander) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for International Development’s departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be reduced by £29,787,000 from £5,736,451,000 to £5,706,664,000.

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

 ChangeNew DEL£’000

 

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL

-12,494

-17,293

3,997,815

839,849

4,837,664

of which:

 

 

 

 

 

Administration budget*

848

-853

162,950

-

162,950

Near-cash in RDEL

-22,494

-7,293

3,898,815

849,849

4,748,664

Capital DEL**

10,000

-10,000

891,000

-

891,000

Less depreciation***

-

-

-22,000

-

-22,000

Total DEL

-2,494

-27,293

4,866,815

839,849

5,706,664

* 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 the resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL, since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of these assets would lead to double counting.

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

Additions

£916,000 transferred from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of Stabilisation Aid Fund projects in Afghanistan.

Reductions

£1,650,000 transferred to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in respect of projects connected to the London 2012 Olympics.

£300,000 transferred to the Ministry of Defence in respect of payments to locally engaged staff in Iraq.

£1,000,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the Returns and Reintegration Fund.

£5,000 transferred to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills in respect of the Skills Strategy for Government project.

£6,716,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the Conflict Prevention Pool.

£18,899,000 transferred to the Ministry of Defence in respect of the Conflict Prevention Pool.

£216,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of a Conflict Pool project in Ghana.

£917,000 transferred to the Ministry of Defence in respect of Stabilisation Aid Fund projects in Iraq.

£1,000,000 transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of a police reform project in Pakistan.

There is no net change in the capital element of DEL.