§ The Leader of the House of Commons (Mr. Robin Cook)
I am today announcing some changes to the Privy Council Office DEL and Administration Cost Limits for 2002–03. The Privy Council Office DEL will be increased by £270,000 from £2,798,000 to £3,068,000 and the Administration Costs Limits will be increased by £270,000 from £2,838,000 to £3,108,000. Within the DEL changes there is no impact on capital; the impact on resources is set out in the following table:
Resources Change New DEL Of which: Voted Non- Voted + £270,000 £3,068,000 £3,068,000 nil
The changes in the resource element of the DEL arise from unexpected Privy Council Office costs attributed to accommodation and related matters and incurred in modernising the Department.
The increase will be charged to the DEL Reserve and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.