§ Mr. Crausby
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans there are to change the(a) departmental expenditure limit and (b) administration costs limits for 2001–02. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimates, the Lord Chancellor's Departments (including Northern Ireland Court Service and Public Records Office) DEL will be increased by £89,792,000 from £2,871,573,000 to £2,961,365,000 and the administration costs limit will be 1191W increased by £31,308,000 from £684,425,000 to £715,733,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
£000 LCD NICtS PRO Total Resources Change 85,181 -3,378 4,750 86,553 New DEL 2,798,549 78,622 32,345 2,909,516 of which: Voted 2,709,690 73,082 32,345 2,815,117 Non-voted 88,859 5,540 0 94,399 Capital Change -3,672 6,561 350 3,239 New DEL 37,894 12,561 1,394 51,849 of which: Voted 30,094 12,561 1,394 49,049 Non-voted 7,800 — — 7,800
The change in the resource element of the DEL is the net effect of take-up of £60,000,000 from the Asylum Reserve; draw-down of £226,000 administration costs from the Invest to Save Budget; transfer of £7,000,000 (administration costs) from Northern Ireland Court Service; reduction of Departmental Unallocated Provision of £12,208,000, of which £4,674,000 is administration costs; transfers from the Home Office in respect of: Machinery of Government changes, £2,371,000, of which £121,000 is administration costs; CJS Reserve entitlement, £1,241,000 administration costs, and other projects, £207,000 of which £83,000 is administration costs; a total transfer from the Department of Health in respect of various projects in the sum of £164,000 of which £123,000 is administration costs; transfer to the Department of Trade and Industry of £50,000; transfers from the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions of £512,000 administration costs; transfer to the Public Record Office of £300,000 administration costs; a reduction of £436,000 administration costs arising from an adjustment of incorrect recording of NAO fees; take-up of £27,000,000 from the Reserve of which £5,000,000 is administration costs to the Public Guardianship Office; a transfer of £10,000,000 to LCDHQ administration costs in accordance with the Chief Secretary of the Treasury's letter to the Lord Chancellor of 14 February 2002; and a transfer of £5,100,000 administration costs from capital.
The decrease in the Northern Ireland Court Service's resource element of DEL is the net effect of a transfer of £7,000,000 of RfR1 administration costs to the LCD; a transfer from the Northern Ireland Office of £2,200,000 into RfR1 administration and End Year Flexibility draw-down of £1,442,000.
The change in the Public Record Office resource element of DEL arises from the take-up of £4,200,000 End Year Flexibility, £250,000 in respect of the Modernising Government initiative and a transfer of £300,000 administration costs from LCD.
The change in the capital element of the DEL is the net effect of a transfer from the Home Office of £307,000 in respect of the Capital Modernisation Fund; drawdown of £65,000 from the Invest to Save Budget; a transfer of £5,000,000 to the Northern Ireland Court Service; and a transfer of £5,100,000 to LCDHQ administration costs.1192W
The change in the Northern Ireland Court Service's capital element of DEL arises from take-up of End Year Flexibility entitlement of £1,561,000 and a transfer of £5,000,000 from LCD.
The change in the Public Record Office capital element of DEL arises from the take-up of £350,000 End Year Flexibility entitlement.
The increases will be offset by inter-departmental transfers, increases to Appropriations in Aid, take-up of End Year Flexibility entitlements and a charge to the DEL Reserve and will therefore not add to the planned total of public expenditure.