HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 cc29-30WS
The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mrs. Helen Liddell)

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Scotland Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £514,577,000 from £17,775,734,000 to £18,290,311,000, and the administration costs limit will be increased by £200,000 from £6,502,000 to £6,702,000.

The DEL increase takes account of the following: a reclassification from AME into DEL of £5,400,000 for fire service pensions; an increase of £3,500,000 for safety cameras; an increase of £3,000,000 for the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund; the take-up of EYF by the Scotland Office amounting to £200,000; and the take-up of EYF by the Boundary Commission for Scotland amounting to £65,000. The DEL increase also includes the following transfers to and from other Government departments, amounting to a net increase of £2,412,000. These are; transfers of £2,763,000 from the Department for Trade and Industry; a transfer of £34,000 from the Home Office; and a transfer of £385,000 to the Department of Health.

All of the increases add to the resource budget, and the capital budget of £100,000 is unchanged.

£154,716,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:

The increases will be offset by interdepartmental transfers as detailed above, classifications or charged to the DEL Reserve and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.

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