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Defra: Budget Control Totals

Volume 718: debated on Tuesday 30 March 2010

Statement

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State (Hilary Benn) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I wish to announce that for 2009-10 Defra will switch £25 million available near-cash resource DEL budget to cover a forecast deficit against its capital DEL control total, in accordance with HM Treasury's consolidated budgetary guidance. Although the financial outturn for the year is not final, the current assessment of the required switch is £25 million. The movement in spend from near-cash resource DEL to capital DEL is in respect of flood defences where the exact nature and classification of the expenditure is determined by the Environment Agency, as they undertake the work.

ChangeNew DEL£’000

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL of which:1

-

-25,000

4,405,871

-1.709,991

2,695,880

Administration budget

-

-

304,496

-

304,496

Near-cash in RDEL

-

-25.000

4,138, 436

-1,777,988

2,360,448

Capital DEL2

-

25,000

262,071

457,179

719,250

Less Depreciation3

-

-115,820

-108,569

-224,389

Total

-

4,552,122

-1,361,381

3,190,741

1 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.

2 Capital DEL includes items treated as resource in Estimates and accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in budgets.

3 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.