§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. David Blunkett)
Subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Home Office's Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) for 2002–03 will change as follows:
(a) the DEL will be increased by £168,713,000 from £10,340,772,000 to £10,509,485,000 and the administration cost limit will be increased by £66,928,000 from £2,681, 618,000 to £2,748,546,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital, are set out in the following table:
(£'000) Resources Change New DEL Capital Change New DEL Total DEL 45,000 9,430,783 123,713 1,078,702 Of which Voted 8,085,505 901,307 Non voted 1,345,278 177,395
The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from:
- (i) Take up of End Year Flexibility including £29,567,000 for anti drugs projects; £6,577,000 for National Probation Directorate's projects and £6,326,000 for anti drugs and crime reduction research projects.
- (ii) Take up from the Capital Modernisation Fund of £173,000 for Evidence Based Policy fund.
- (iii) Claims on the DEL reserve totalling £77,400,000 comprising £54,000,000 for community safety officers and other policing announced in the budget 2002 and £16,400,000 for juveniles.
- (iv) Changes include an increase in the administration costs limit of £66,928,000.
The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from:
- (i) Take up from the Capital Modernisation Fund of £37,700,000 for additional prison places.
- (ii) Take up of End Year Flexibility including £76,641,000 for Police and crime reduction projects; £51,928,000 for Prison Service related projects and 20,324,000 for accommodation centres, scanners and removal projects for the Immigration Service.
The increases will be offset by inter-departmental transfers or charged to the DEL Reserve.