§ Lord Hughes of Woodside
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What changes are proposed to the Ministry of Defence departmental expenditure limits. [HL62]
§ Lord Bach
Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Ministry of Defence departmental expenditure limits will be increased by £1,550,586,000 from £29,241,795,000 to £30,792,381,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are set out in the following table:
£ 1,000s New DEL Change Voted Non-voted Total Resource 1,220,784 31,597,524 375,142 31,972,666 Capital 329,802 6,455,352 2,250 6,457,602 Depreciation¹ –7,537,887 –100,000 –7,637,887 Total 1,550,586 30,514,989 277,392 30,792,381 ¹ 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 take up of the resource end-year flexibility of £80,872,000.
An increase in RfR2 of £1,140,000,000 for military operations.
A transfer of £275,000 to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister as a share of Ordnance Survey costs under a pan-Government agreement.
An increase of £80,000 from the Invest to Save budget for quadrupole resonance detectors.
An increase of £98,000 from the Invest to Save budget to introduce an alert system for pluvial flooding to complement the Environment Agency's flood warning service.
A transfer of £9,000 from the Department for Work and Pensions as a contribution to the Veteran Agency's helpline.
An increase in Resource Appropriations in Aid of £50,300 from an out of court settlement relating to a breach of confidentiality, which will be offset by a donation to charity of the same amount.
The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from:
An increase in RfR2 of £256,000,000 for military operations.
An advance of £73,782,000 for landing ship dock auxiliary vessels as agreed in SR2000.
An increase of £20,000 from the Invest to Save budget for quadrupole resonance detectors.9WA