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Customs and Excise: Winter Supplementary Estimates 2004–05

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: My right honourable Friend the Paymaster General (Dawn Primarolo) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, H M Customs and Excise departmental expenditure limit will be increased by

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£75,736,000 from £1,331,872,000 to £1,407,608,000 and the administration costs limit will be increased by £34,476,000 from £1,184,015,000 to £1,218,491,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:

New DEL
ChangeVotedNon-votedTotal
Resource71,9661,327,0321,327,032
Capital3,77079,5761,00080,576
Depreciation*-44,780-44,780
Total75,7361,361,8281,0001,362,828


    *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 the DEL arises from:


    administration costs increases resulting from the take up of £41,914,000 end year flexibility entitlement (EYF) as set out in the Public Expenditure Outturn White Paper (CM 6293). This is partially offset by a transfer of £1,645,000 to H M Treasury to meet the costs of the transfer of policy work and virement from administration costs to programme expenditure of £5,793,000; and


    programme expenditure changes relating to: the draw down of £25,000,000 to cover additional costs of lorry road user charging, which formed a part of spending review 2004; an award from the Efficiency Challenge Fund of £300,000; transfers from the Home Office to meet additional costs of anti-terrorism work of £2,336,000, funding from the Recovered Assets Incentivisation Fund of £4,161,000 to meet operational and legal costs and £40,000 towards the CIDA project. Further there is a transfer to the Home Office of £l40,000 in support of two specific projects and electro-mechanical services.

The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from the draw down of capital EYF amounting to £3,680,000 and a transfer from the Home Office of £90,000 to support anti-terrorism work.

Inland Revenue: Winter Supplementary Estimates 2004–05

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: My right honourable Friend the Paymaster General (Dawn Primarolo) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Inland Revenue departmental expenditure limit will be increased by £152,750,000 from £3,205,460,000 to £3,358,210,000 and the administration costs limits will be increased by £86,282,000 from £2,989,475,000 to £3,075,757,000.

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

£000s

New DEL
ChangeVotedNon-votedTotal
Resource107,7642,751,476331,4183,082,894
Capital44,986275,316275,316
Depreciation*-942-152,595-152,595
Total151,3182,874,197331,4183,205,615


    *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 the DEL arises from the draw-down of £90,121,000 administration costs EYF; take-up award from the Efficiency Challenge Fund of £20,700,000 programme costs. Additionally, the change relates to minor interdepartmental PES transfers, to HM Treasury reducing administration costs by £3,840,000; and from the Home Office increasing programme costs by £782,000.

The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from the draw-down of capital EYF and other resource EYF, totalling £44,496,000 as set out in the Public Expenditure Outturn White Paper (CM6293), and an increase of £490,000 to VOA net costs for impairment.

Office for National Statistics: Winter Supplementary Estimates 2004–05

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: My honourable friend the Financial Secretary (Stephen Timms) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Office for National Statistics DEL will decrease by £422,000 from £178,426,000 to £178,004,000 and the administration costs limit will decrease by £417,000 from £153,677,000 to £153,260,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital is as set out in the following table:

£000s

New DEL
ChangeVotedNon-votedTotal
Resource-417153,339153,339
Capital-524,66524,665
Depreciation*-13,837-13,837
Total-422164,167164,167


    *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 the DEL arises from a transfer of £917,000 in total to other government departments in relation to work to develop the neighbourhood statistics programme. The transfers comprise £518,000 to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, £195,000 to the Department of Health, £126,000 to the Department for Education and Skills,

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£44,000 to the Department for Constitutional Affairs and £34,000 to the Department for Transport. This is partially offset by a transfer into ONS of £500,000 from other government departments. These transfers comprise £300,000 from HM Treasury to fund work on the Atkinson review of government output and productivity and £200,000 from the Department for Constitutional Affairs in respect of Registration Services' gender recognition project.

The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from a transfer of £5,000 to the Department of Health in relation to work to develop the Neighbourhood Statistics programme.

Department of Trade and Industry: Winter Supplementary Estimates 2004-05

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Ms Hewitt) has made the following Written Statement.

Expenditure Limits

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Department of Trade and Industry's DEL will be increased by £527,542,000 from £4,966,261,000 to £5,493,803,000 and the administration costs limit will be increased by £7,958,000 from £428,847,000 to £436,805,000.

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

£000s

New DEL
ChangeVotedNon-votedTotal
Resource486,5091,049,6954,245,7155,295,410
Capital41,033-94,664293,057198,393
Depreciation*0-20,841-93,159-114,000
Total527,542934,1904,445,6135,379,803


    *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 the DEL (all RfR1) arises from:


    (i) utilisation of £10,210,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of the Rover Task Force;


    (ii) utilisation of £500,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of the roll-out of Consumer Direct;


    (iii) utilisation of £500,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of emergency planning related to security of energy supply;


    (iv) utilisation of £2,000,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of business links support to start-up businesses;

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    (v) utilisation of £75,000,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of modernisation of the Post Office network;


    (vi) utilisation of £5,800,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of launch/delivery and evidence-gathering for business support products;


    (vii) utilisation of £700,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of establishment of the single equality body;


    (viii) utilisation of £3,000,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement for external financial and legal advisers in relation to British Energy;


    (ix) utilisation of £1,800,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of UNITAS release 2;


    (x) utilisation of £4,000,000 resource and £2,000,000 capital grants from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of university innovation centres;


    (xi) utilisation of £5,000,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of the manufacturing package;


    (xii) utilisation of £20,000,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of capital grants for investment aid to the coal industry;


    (xiii) utilisation of £900,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of R and D related to offshore wind farms and strategic environment assessment;


    (xiv) utilisation of £2,000,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of the Financial Reporting Council;


    (xv) utilisation of £268,000 from the unused balance of Ofcom's end-year flexibility entitlement;


    (xvi) utilisation of £962,000 from the unused balance of Ofcom's departmental unallocated provision;


    (xvii) a transfer of £17,000 from the Cabinet Office in respect of the Senior Salaries Pay Review Body;


    (xviii) a transfer of £450,000 from the Department for Education and Skills in respect of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship;


    (xix) a transfer of £350,000 to the Department for Constitutional Affairs in respect of the Civil Partnership Bill;


    (xx) a transfer of £2,200,000 to the Ministry of Defence in respect of the National

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    Meteorological Programme and Severe Weather Warning Service;


    (xxi) utilisation of £10,800,000 from the Efficiency Challenge Fund in respect of the accommodation strategy and the Pay and Workforce Strategy;


    (xxii) utilisation of £6,500,000 from the Performance and Innovation Fund in respect of renewable energy;


    (xxiii) reclassification of £2,000 from voted expenditure to non-voted expenditure by the regional development agencies in relation to the pan-government agreement for supply of Ordnance Survey data;


    (xxiv) reclassification of £11,000,000 from voted expenditure to non-voted expenditure, to reflect funding of Enterprise Fund capital grants via regional development agencies;


    (xxv) reclassification of £271,000 from voted expenditure to non-voted expenditure, to reflect the funding of Smart and enterprise grant teams and business link regional teams co-location costs, via regional development agencies;


    (xxvi) reclassification of £638,000 from voted expenditure to non-voted expenditure, to reflect the delivery of Enterprise Fund grants in the regions;


    (xxvii) an increase of £1,010,000 in the non-voted expenditure of Postwatch accompanied by an equivalent increase in voted receipts;


    (xxviii) a classification change of £17,683,000 in respect of the national measurement system private finance initiative.

Also within the change to resource DEL (all RfR1), the changes to administration costs limit are:


    (i) utilisation of £1,310,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in relation to the accommodation strategy;


    (ii) utilisation of £2,530,000 from the unused balance of the department's endyear flexibility entitlement in respect of UK Trade and Investment administration;


    (iii) utilisation of £452,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in relation to the Insolvency Service invest-to-save project;


    (iv) a transfer of £2,585,000 from the Cabinet Office in respect of a machinery of government change for the Shareholder Executive;


    (v) a transfer of £17,000 from the Department for Constitutional Affairs for the Senior Salaries Pay Review Body;


    (vi) a transfer of £436,000 to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in relation to netting-off procedures and UK Trade and Investment e-business;


    (vii) implementation of an agreed virement from programme to administration of £1,500,000 in respect of the Liabilities Management Authority.

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Non-voted

There is also utilisation of £185,000,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of payments in relation to British Energy liabilities, an increase of £77,169,000 to reflect the transfer of non-voted, non-cash RDA budgets from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, utilisation of £300,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement for non-voted expenditure of the Equal Opportunities Commission, and utilisation of £2,400,000 resource and £69,642,000 capital grants from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement for non-voted expenditure of the regional development agencies.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Main Estimate

There is also a transfer of £22,000,000 to the Department for Work and Pensions in relation to European Regional Development Fund expenditure, in repayment of the department's overspend on this activity in 2003-04 that was funded by the Department for Work and Pensions.

The change in the capital element of the DEL (all RfR1) arises from:


    (i) utilisation of £444,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement for Rover Task Force;


    (ii) utilisation of £1,600,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement for implementation of the parental leave regulations;


    (iii) utilisation of £15,500,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement for support for the national measurement system;


    (iv) utilisation of £300,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement for the Insolvency Service;


    (v) utilisation of £16,600,000 of capital from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement in respect of accommodation, electronic filing and e-purchasing.


    (vi) utilisation of £424,000 from the unused balance of Ofcom's end-year flexibility entitlement;


    (vii) utilisation of £25,000 from the unused balance of Ofcom's departmental unallocated provision;


    (viii) utilisation of £3,500,000 from the Performance and Innovation Fund in respect of renewable energy.

Non-voted

There is also utilisation of £2,640,000 from the unused balance of the department's end-year flexibility entitlement for non-voted expenditure by regional development agencies.

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