§ The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Alistair Darling)
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the Scotland34WS Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be increased by £450,211,000 from £20,351,621,000 to £20,801,832,000.
The DEL increase takes account of the following:the take-up of End Year Flexibility (EYE) by the Scottish Executive amounting to £391,203,000;an increase of £25,424,000 for Council Tax Benefit adjustments;an increase of £14,964,000 for Rent Rebate adjustments; andan increase of £9,286,000 for safety cameras.
The DEL increase also includes the following transfers between the Scottish Executive and other Government departments, amounting to a net increase of £9,334,000. These are:a transfer of £30,100,000 from the Department for Transport;net transfers of £2,565,000 from Department of Health;a transfer of £2,202,000 from the Department for Trade and Industry;net transfers of £17,895,000 to the Department for Work and Pensions;net transfers of £6,952,000 to the Department for Constitutional Affairs; anda transfer of £686,000 to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Administration costs provision for the Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General is £6,552,000, with DEL provision at £6,952,000.