Skip to main content

Treasury: DEL

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Statement

My honourable friend, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury (Angela Eagle) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the spring supplementary estimate, HM Treasury's resource DEL will be increased by £73,000 from £221,551,000 to £221,624,000 and the Administration Budget will be increased by £118, 18,000 from £169,425,000 to £169, 543,000 with no net change in the capital DEL. The impact on resources and the administration budget is set out in the following table:

ChangeNew DEL

Voted

Non- voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource

6,386,000

-6,313,000

201,032,000;

20,592,000

221,624,000

Of which

Administration budget *

4,431,000

-4,313,000

169,543,000

-

169,543,000

Near cash in RDEL *

6,373,000

-6,313,000

189,197,000

31,492,000

220,689,000

Capital **

700

-700

5,500,000

1,521,000

7,021,000

Less: Depreciation ***

-

-

-9,190,000

-9,190,000

Total

7,086,000

-7,013,000

197,342,000

22,113,000

219,455,000

* The total of ‘Administration budget' and ‘Near cash in Resource DEL' figures may well be greater than total Resource DEL, due to 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 since Capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

The net increase in resource DEL of £73,000 is the net effect of the following:

a transfer to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills of £17,000 administration costs as a contribution towards the costs of the Skills Strategy; and

transfers from the Departments of Health and Culture, Media and Sport of £45,000 near cash administration costs each to the Office of Government Commerce towards the costs of the Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Procurement.

The net increase in the administration costs budget is £118,000, comprising the administration costs changes mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, plus the reclassification of a programme costs transfer from the UK Statistics Authority received in the winter Supplementary Estimates round to administration costs of £45,000.

There is a reduction in non voted resource DEL due to the draw down of Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) comprising £4,313,000 administration costs and £2,000,000 programme costs to offset increased voted spending. There is also a reduction in non-voted capital DEL due to the draw down of DUP of £700,000.