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UK Statistics Authority: DEL

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Statement

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (Kevin Brennan) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the UK Statistics Authority’s total departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £200,000 from £216,865,000 to £217,065,000, and the programme budget will be increased by £200,000.

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

 Change New DEL £'000

 

Voted

Non-Voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL

6,200

-6,000

217,065

-

217,065

of which:

Administration Budget*

-

-

-

-

-

Near-cash in RDEL

6,800

-7000

181,565

15,000

196,565

Capital**

-

-

21,000

-

21,000

Less Depreciation †

-1885

-

-18,385

-

-18,385

Total

4,315

-6,000

219,680

-

219,680

* 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 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 DEL arises from:

Public Expenditure Survey transfers from other government department in support of Migration Statistics; and

the take-up of departmental unallocated provision (DUP) of £6,000,000 in order to finance in-year pressures and to meet new priorities.

The change in the programme budget arises from transfer from other government department of £200,000 and the draw down of £6,000,000 of DUP.