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Appropriation Act 2003


This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Part 2Supplementary, 2002–03

  Table of the supplementary resources authorised for use, the supplementary sums authorised for issue out of the Consolidated Fund, and the modifications of the limits set, for the purposes of section 2 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000, on the resources applicable as appropriations in aid to meet the costs of the services and purposes which are specified in the first column of the Table, for the year that ended with 31st March 2003.

Estimate/Request for ResourcesNet Resources authorised for useGrants out of the Consolidated FundOperating Appropriations in AidNon-operating Appropriations in Aid
* Represents an overall reduction of a limit



The modification set out in the Table of the limit set on the resources to be applied as operating appropriations in aid in respect of Request for Resources 1 of the Department of Health Estimate comprises an increase in the limit of £280,000 and a subsequent reduction in the limit of £29,355,000.


In Part 9 of Schedule 2 to the Appropriation Act 2002 (c. 18), the title of the Estimate which is now entitled Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.


The modification set out in the Table of the limit set on the resources to be applied as non-operating appropriations in aid in respect of the Home Office Estimate comprises an increase in the limit of £7,464,000 and a subsequent reduction in the limit of £11,879,000.


The modification set out in the Table of the limit set on the resources to be applied as operating appropriations in aid in respect of Request for Resources 1 of the Home Office Estimate comprises an increase in the limit of £436,000 and a subsequent reduction in the limit of £27,659,000.


The modification set out in the Table of the limit set on the resources to be applied as non-operating appropriations in aid in respect of the Department for Work and Pensions Estimate comprises an increase in the limit of £11,000,000 and a subsequent reduction in the limit of £130,000.


The modification set out in the Table of the limit set on the resources to be applied as operating appropriations in aid in respect of Request for Resources 1 of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Estimate comprises an increase in the limit of £600,000 and a subsequent reduction in the limit of £10,051,000.


1.  To help build a competitive economy and inclusive society by: creating opportunities for everyone to develop their learning; releasing potential in people to make the most of themselves; and achieving excellence in standards of education and levels of skills

Loans to voluntary aided schools; provision relating to former grant-maintained schools; the Assisted Places Scheme; music and ballet schools; support for the Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth; City Technology Colleges; the provision of education for under-fives; the school curriculum and its assessment; childcare initiatives; education action zones; modernising the teaching profession and other educational services and initiatives; initiatives to write-off student loans to teachers in England and Wales; class size reductions; initiatives for three year olds; school and local education authority intervention; specialist schools; excellence in cities and other specific grants to local authorities including those through the Standards Fund; Grant in Aid to the National College of School Leadership, the Teacher Training Agency, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority; support for the Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research; capital grants to schools including those through the Standards Fund; the youth service; careers guidance and services through the Connexions Service including working capital grants and loans for capital purchases; higher, further and other education provision and initiatives, including the Higher Education Innovation Fund, the Science and Research Investment Fund and Higher Education Business Fellows; payments for education in prisons and other custodial institutions; student grants; the payment of access funds and education maintenance allowances; the provision of training and assessment programmes for young people and adults; grants to promote skills awareness, initiatives to improve education, training and qualifications arrangements and access to these; the promotion of enterprise; teacher training initiatives; payments to the Department for Work and Pensions to support the UK subscription to the International Labour Organisation and other international educational programmes; Millennium Volunteers; payments to the Home Office; to support the Criminal Records Bureau and a payment of certain fees; loans and grants to the University for Industry; investment and loans to support PFI; payments to the Arts Council for Arts and Drama initiatives; payments related to the establishment of the Sector Skills Development Agency and Sector Skills Councils; payments to the Department of Trade and Industry in connection with the Regional Development Agencies and the London Development Agency; loans and residual costs of the winding up of the Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs); the distribution of residual TEC assets, returned to the Secretary of State under the terms of the TEC Licence, to local voluntary, community and business support organisations; the resource consequences of loans to students, reimbursement of fees for qualifying European Community students and post graduate awards; mandatory student awards and their administration; student loans and the cost of sales of the student loans debt; Grant in Aid to the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Learning and Skills Council, the Adult Learning Inspectorate, Investors in People UK, the Student Loans Company and Sector Skills Development Agency; Grant in Aid, grants and working capital loans to the General Teaching Council; the Department’s own administration and research and payments for the administration of teachers' pensions; information and publicity services; initiatives and programmes supported by the European Union, the Capital Modernisation Fund and with other Government Departments under the Invest to Save Budget; compensation payments to teachers and staff of certain institutions and teachers' medical fees; and associated non-cash items.


2.  Promoting the physical, intellectual and social development of babies and young children through Sure Start

Promoting the physical, intellectual and social development of babies and young children; supporting families and communities; evaluating the programme; the administration of the Sure Start Unit; and associated non-cash items.


1.  Teachers' pensions

Superannuation allowances and gratuities, and other related expenditure, in respect of teachers, and the widows, widowers, children and dependants of deceased teachers, and for premature retirement compensation payments made to members of the Teachers' Pensions Scheme and on behalf of their employers.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH1,331,437,000528,593,000

1.  Securing health care for those who need it

Health authorities and primary care trusts under their unified budgets, family health services (including general medical, general ophthalmic, general dental and pharmaceutical services); public dividend capital advances to trusts, education, training, research and development; centrally managed expenditure on behalf of the NHS; assistance to the General Dental Council to modernise professional registration; forming, investing in or providing loans or guarantees to companies that will provide facilities or services to the NHS, services provided to or on behalf of the Scottish Executive, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland, and associated non-cash items.

1,195,156,000−29,075,000* [1]

2.  Securing social care and child protection for those who need it and, at national level, protecting, promoting and improving the nation’s health

Administration, including certain expenditure on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions and the National Health Service in England; departmental agencies, centrally funded health and social services (including non-departmental public bodies and special health authorities some of which are administered on a United Kingdom basis); including other local government services, medical, scientific and technical services, services for disabled persons, grants to voluntary organisations and other bodies, research and development, information services and health promotion activities; provision of personal social services (including grants to local authorities); medical treatment given to people from the United Kingdom in other countries of the European Economic Area; welfare food; Home Office inspection of laboratories; grants in aid; payments and subscriptions to international organisations; prison health care; education and training for all health care professionals (excluding doctors); the Employment Opportunities Fund programme; payments made under Sector Challenge arrangements with the Department of Trade and Industry; services provided to or on behalf of the Scottish Executive, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland; the hospital costs of any UK citizens injured as a result of terrorist action in the USA on 11/09/01 that had no medical insurance; subsidy to the Medicines Control Agency; Payment to the Home Office for funding work of the Criminal Records Bureau and associated non-cash items.


1.  National Health Service pensions

Pensions, allowances, gratuities, transfers to alternative pension arrangements, refunds of contributions, compensation for early retirement, to or in respect of persons engaged in health services or in other approved employment.


1.  Protecting and promoting public health in relation to food

Administration, inspections, surveillance, managing research and development, education, publicity and publications, funding for non-cash items; funding of the Meat Hygiene Service.

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER [2]280,168,000−13,649,000*

1.  Offering the opportunity of a decent home, promoting sustainable economic development through integrated regional and local action and improving health and safety

Housing revenue account subsidy; homelessness and rough sleepers; payments to the Housing Corporation; renewal of private sector housing; home selling; rent and leasehold services; national approved letting scheme; social housing mobility; council tenant participation; payments to housing action trusts; Estate Action; the starter homes initiative; the Supporting People programme; choice-based local authority lettings; The Rent Service Agency; payments to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment; disabled facilities grant; Housing Improvement Agencies; charges by Valuation Offices in respect of Right to Buy; refurbishment and acquisition of gypsy sites; deprived neighbourhoods, including the New Deal for Communities programmes; payments to the Urban Regeneration Agency; payments to the Department of Trade and Industry for Regional Development Agencies and the London Development Agency; Groundwork; payments made as agency for the European Union, including those for ports and railways in Wales; exchange rate losses and other losses relating to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects; coalfields regeneration; planning, including minerals programmes; planning-aid; the Planning Inspectorate; fire services, including measures to deal with the aftermath of terrorism; payments and loans to the Fire Service College (trading fund); fire service superannuation; payments to Ordnance Survey (trading fund); regional chambers; compensation for sufferers, or their dependants, of certain dust-related diseases; payments for the Mersey Basin Campaign; payments in respect of the Commonwealth Games at Manchester; Golden Jubilee medals for emergency services personnel; minor grants and payments in support of housing, the Urban Summit, regeneration, building regulation, fire initiatives research, development, surveys, monitoring, statistics, advice and consultancies; initiatives to tackle areas of low demand housing; publicity, promotion and publications; administration; Special Grants Programme support to voluntary bodies; subscriptions and contributions to international organisations; special payments; and associated non-cash items.


2.  Promoting modern, integrated and safe transport and providing customer-focused regulation

Ports and shipping services; the National Ports Council Pension and Compensation Schemes; water freight grants; the Maritime and Coastguard Agency; civil and international aviation services; assistance to airlines to compensate for losses arising from the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 in the United States of America; support for and loans to National Air Traffic Services; the Highways Agency; payments to private consortia for design, build, finance and operate schemes; transport grants to local authorities, including the Greater London Authority; payments to local authorities for the maintenance of de-trunked roads and promotion, publicity and publications in support of the Highways Agency operations; the operation of the Dartford River crossing; rebates of fuel duty to bus operators; support for the haulage industry; support to nationalised transport industries; Powershift and cleaner vehicles programmes; royal travel; transport security; the Commission for Integrated Transport; trans-European network funds; support for other minor transport services; driver and vehicle licensing and registration and the collection of revenue; compensation and pension costs relating to pre-DVLC local authority driver and vehicle licensing staff; the development and operation of systems associated with registration and licensing; the provision by DVLA of anonymised data and other services; the Vehicle Certification Agency; grants and loans to the Vehicle Inspectorate and Driving Standards Agency (trading funds); vehicle and traffic enforcement; speed and red light camera enforcement; grants to Railtrack, British Rail and London Underground; payments and loans under section 63 of the Railways Act 1993 to Railtrack plc (in administration); grants to the Strategic Rail Authority; the Channel Tunnel Rail Link; National Freight Company travel concessions; railway industry and National Freight Company pensions funds; research, development, statistics, censuses and surveys, safety and mobility, publicity, promotion and advice and publications, monitoring, consultancies; selling into wider markets, including export opportunities; subscriptions and contributions to international organisations; compensation; administration; special payments; and associated non-cash items.


3.  Promoting a system of elected government responding to the needs of local communities

Payments to the Valuation Office Agency for rating and valuation services; the expenses of valuation tribunals; payments to the Audit Commission for work in connection with best value inspection; revenue support grant and redistributed non-domestic rates to receiving authorities in England; repayments of excess contributions made by local authorities in respect of non-domestic rates in 2001-02 and previous years; preparation for the Greater London Authority and related bodies; Greater London Authority (GLA) general grant; intervention action in local authorities; local Public Sector Agreement (PSA) performance fund payments; special grants paid under section 88B of the Local Government Finance Act 1988; grants to beacon councils; emergency financial assistance to local authorities; payments to bodies specified by the Secretary of State under section 78 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, as amended, and to the Commission for Local Administration in England; mapping revised administrative and electoral boundaries following Parish and Electoral Commission reviews; grant-in-aid to the Standards Board for England; payments to the Parliamentary Boundary Commissions; electoral functions in the United Kingdom; payments in respect of the capital element of contracts let under the private finance initiative; research, development, surveys, monitoring, statistics, advice and consultancies; publicity, promotion and publications; special payments; and associated non-cash items.


4.  Providing for the administration of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (formerly the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions) and the Health and Safety Commission in meeting their objectives

The Deputy Prime Minister’s chairmanship of Ministerial Committees; co-ordination of cross-cuttingissues including social exclusion; the Health and Safety Commission (HSC); grants paid by HSC to small businesses; the residual functions of Property Services Agency (PSA) services; residual payments concerning the privatisation of the Building Research Establishment; loans to the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre executive agency (trading fund); other government departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies; the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit; the Teenage Pregnancy Unit; the administration and operation of the Office; providing for the administration of the Government Offices; the purchase, acquisition, hire, lease and rent of land, buildings, plant, equipment, machinery, vehicles and capital assets; research; special payments; and associated non-cash items.


1.  To create a better railway for passengers and freight and better value for public funding authorities through independent, fair and effective regulation

Administration, capital expenditure and associated non-cash items.

HOME OFFICE2,876,246,000−4,415,000* [3]

1.  Building a safe, just and tolerant society

Police; the Forensic Science Service; registration of forensic practitioners; emergency planning; fire services; criminal policy and programmes including offender programmes and the National Probation Service, the prevention and treatment of drug abuse; crime reduction and prevention; provision of services relating to the Crime and Disorder Act and the Private Security Industry Act; criminal justice planning system and other services related to crime; support to the voluntary sector; family policy issues; research; criminal injuries compensation; organised and international crime; control of immigration and nationality (including the provision of services relating to the Immigration and Asylum Act 2002); support for asylum seekers; refunds of fines to carriers of inadequately documented passengers; assisted return programmes including interception projects; issue of passports; work permits; community and constitutional services including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Event and the Experience Corps; firearms compensation and related matters; claims by local authorities for the Kosovan evacuees special grant; administration and associated non-cash items.

2,758,272,000−27,223,000* [4]

2.  Protecting the public by holding prisoners in decent conditions and reducing re-offending after release

Prisons (including central administration and other costs arising from the detention of prisoners); immigration removal centres; placements in secure accommodation under Sections 90 or 91 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000; Prison Service colleges; the Parole Board: the storage and maintenance of equipment; transport management; grants to “Prisoners Abroad”: Welfare to Work schemes; funding for joint initiatives within the criminal justice system; and associated non-cash items.


1.  Giving the public confidence in the integrity of charity

Administration, capital expenditure and associated non-cash items.


1.  To promote the development of a modern, fair, cost effective and efficient system of justice for all

HQ and Associated Offices; marriage guidance; conciliation and mediation; the Court Service; the Public Guardianship Office; Legal Aid in criminal cases; Criminal Defence Service; Community Legal Service; administration for Legal Services Commission; administration for The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service; administration for the Office of the Information Commissioner; costs paid from central funds; the magistrates courts; other legal services; associated non-cash items; and for joint initiatives in the Criminal Justice System.


2.  Enabling the Legal Aid Department of the Law Society of Northern Ireland to provide timely, accurate and cost effective legal aid administration and expenditure control

To provide for costs in connection with the establishment of the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission and a grant to the Legal Aid Department and grant-in-aid to the Legal Aid Department.


1.  Assisting and promoting the study of the past in order to inform the present and future

Payments for expenditure by the Public Record Office on administration and operational associated non-cash costs.


1.  Increasing public confidence in the criminal justice system through firm, fair and effective prosecutions

Administrative costs, including the hire of private prosecuting agents; Crown prosecutions; and in connection with the confiscation of the proceeds of crime; and associated non-cash items.


1.  Reducing fraud and the cost of fraud and delivering justice and the rule of law

Administration, investigation, prosecution and associated non-cash items.

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE2,211,045,000277,501,000

1.  Provision of defence capability

Personnel costs of the armed forces and their reserves and cadet forces (including provision for full-time service for the purpose of section 24 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 in the Royal Fleet Reserve to an additional number of men not exceeding 200, for full-time service for the purpose of the said section in the Royal Naval Reserve to an additional number of officers not exceeding 30 and for full-time service for the purpose of the said section in the Territorial Army to an additional number of officers not exceeding 200) and personnel costs of Defence Ministers and of civilian staff employed by the Ministry of Defence; movements; charter of ships; logistic services for the armed forces; repair, maintenance stores and supply services; associated capital facilities and works; contractors' redundancy costs; plant and machinery; nuclear warhead and fissile material programme; procurement including development and production of equipment and weapon systems for the armed forces; purchases for sale abroad; research etc. by contract; sundry procurement services including those on repayment terms; lands and buildings; works services; contingent liabilities; services provided by other government departments; sundry services, subscriptions, grants and other payments including those abroad such as assistance to Foreign and Commonwealth governments for defence-related purposes; set up costs and loans to, and income from, trading funds and other associated non-cash items.


2.  Conflict prevention

Conflict prevention, early warning, crisis management, conflict resolution/peacekeeping, peacekeeping and peacebuilding activity and on associated strengthening of international and regional systems and capacity and other associated non-cash items.


1.  Armed Forces Retired Pay, Pensions, etc

Payment of retired pay, pensions and lump sum benefits to persons covered by the scheme.


1.  Promoting internationally the interests of the UK and contributing to a strong world community

Expenditure by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office including British Trade International, on its administration, Wilton Park Executive Agency, hospitality and facilities; international organisations, grants-in-aid to bodies supporting FCO objectives; scholarships, information services and sponsored visits; special payments and assistance programmes to support foreign policy objectives including human rights, good governance, international security and the fight against the illicit drug trade, the BBC Monitoring Service; on grant-in-aid to the BBC World Service for broadcasting and to the British Council; the refund of certain taxes and duties paid by certain Foreign and Commonwealth governments and international organisations; and on associated non-cash items.


2.  Conflict prevention

Expenditure by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on conflict prevention, early warning, crisis management, conflict resolution/peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding activity and on associated strengthening of international and regional systems and capacity.


1.  Eliminating poverty in poorer countries

International development under the International Development Act 2002, including financial and technical assistance to governments, institutions, voluntary agencies and individuals; capital and other subscriptions and contributions, including payments under guarantee to multilateral development banks and other international and regional bodies; emergency, refugee and other relief assistance; pensions and allowances in respect of overseas service including contributions to pension funds (including payments under the Overseas Pensions Act 1973, and grants in lieu of pensions); global environment assistance; payments to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); administration, related capital expenditure and other administrative costs; costs involved in the development of a public/private partnership with CDC Capital Partners; payments (under the authority of the European Communities Act 1972) to certain beneficiaries of the Gibraltar Social Insurance Fund; and associated non-cash items.


2.  Conflict prevention

Conflict prevention, early warning, crisis management, conflict resolution/peacemaking and peacebuilding activity and on associated strengthening of international and regional systems and capacity; and on associated non-cash items.


1.  Increasing UK Competitiveness

Promotion of enterprise, innovation and increased productivity delivered through market solutions designed to meet market imperfections identified within the portfolios of innovation, international trade and investment, regional investment, enterprise for small firms and people & skills; support for business, including support for specific industries, small businesses, regional programmes and programmes to promote research and development, innovation, best practice and sustainable development; promotion of strong, fair and competitive markets at home and abroad including developing fair and effective legal and regulatory frameworks, measures to protect investors, measures to promote the interests of consumers, support for employment relations programmes and measures to promote a skilled and flexible labour market; support for energy-related activities including measures related to regulation, security, civil-emergency planning, environmental remediation and support for new and sustainable energy sources; safety, environment and social impact programmes relating to nuclear sites in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union; the efficient management and discharge of liabilities falling to the Department including nuclear waste management and decommissioning and health liabilities in respect of former coal and shipbuilding industry employees; provision of a repayable credit facility for British Energy; petroleum royalties; exchange risk and other guarantee losses; subscriptions to international organisations and fulfilment of international treaty obligations; payments to other Government Departments in relation to programmes supporting DTI objectives; support for Government Offices; grants and grants-in-aid to organisations promoting DTI objectives, including Non Departmental Public Bodies; financial assistance to public corporations; funding of the department’s executive agencies and Ofcom; issuing budgets and making payments to Regional Development Agencies, to which other government departments will contribute by supplying resources which DTI will appropriate in aid; miscellaneous programmes including payments in respect of claims for the restitution of property of victims of Nazi persecution, compensation for distant water trawlermen and assistance to redundant steelworkers and dismissed miners; international non proliferation; departmental administration costs and a share of the administration costs of British Trade International; payments towards the expenses of the Office of Manpower Economics; associated non-cash items.


2.  Increasing Scientific Excellence in the UK and Maximising its Contribution to Society

Research Councils; the Diamond Synchrotron (administered by the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils); the Royal Society; the Royal Academy of Engineering; Office of Science and Technology initiatives; the University Challenge Fund; the Joint Infrastructure Fund; the Cambridge/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institute; the Science Enterprise Challenge Scheme; the Science Research Investment Fund; Foresight Link Awards; the Department for Education and Skills, for the Higher Education Innovation Fund; exploitation of discoveries at public sector research establishments; the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for Chevening Scholarships; fees payable under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; Research Council pensions; Nuclear fusion; capital and administration costs of the Office of Science and Technology and associated non-cash items.


1.  Enhanced competitiveness of companies in the UK through overseas sales and investment; and a continuing high level of quality foreign direct investment

Trade development and promotion and inward investment, including grants to the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), associated capital and other related expenditure and associated non-cash items.


1.  To provide export finance assistance through interest support to benefit the UK economy by facilitating exports

Interest support to banks and other lenders of export finance, grants towards financing of exports to match foreign competition, the funding of the refinancing programme, and on associated non-cash items.


2.  To provide export credit guarantees and investment assurance to benefit the UK economy by facilitating exports

Export credit guarantees given in the national interest or to render economic assistance to overseas countries, overseas investment insurance, tender to contract/forward exchange supplement cover, residual commitments under discontinued facilities, the cost escalation scheme, expenses relating to the active management of the portfolio, trading and administration expenses, and on associated non-cash items.


1.  Advancing and safeguarding the economic interests of UK consumers

Administrative and operational costs, and associated non-cash items.


1.  Providing the best possible deal for telecommunications customers through effective competition

Administrative and operational costs, support for the ombudsman scheme, cooperation with economic regulators overseas, management of the accreditation scheme for price comparison websites and associated non-cash items.


1.  Ensuring that consumers benefit from competitively priced food, produced to high standards of safety, environmental care and animal welfare from a sustainable, efficient food chain, and to contribute to the well-being of rural and coastal communities

Environmental protection; support for measures which improve local environmental quality; pollution emergency response services; flood and coastal protection and land drainage; water partnership supply and sewerage services, including national security; support to the environmental protection industry for environmental technology and for measures to promote sustainable development; measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve energy efficiency, security and environmental practice; botanical services; radon measurement and support of remedial works campaigns; support for agriculture in special areas; food safety and hygiene; support for rural and regional development; assistance to production; marketing and processing in the agriculture, fisheries and food industries; assistance to the residuary Milk Marketing Board; cover for payment arising out of the Factortame group of claims following the House of Lords judgement in October 1999; emergency and strategic food services; plant health; support for the fishing industry; compensation payments to producers; grants and other financial support to voluntary bodies; support for measures to stimulate sustainable consumption of goods and services; countryside management and stewardship; conservation; national parks grants; support of countryside and wildlife initiatives; animal health and welfare; emergency measures, including foot and mouth eradication and compensation schemes; other services including emergency measures in relation to BSE; grant-in-aid to Non-Departmental Public Bodies and Public Corporations; subscriptions and contributions to international organisations; surveys, monitoring, statistics, advice and consultancies; publicity, promotion, awareness and publications; commissioned and departmental research and development; specialist support services, management and development of staff, other departmental administration costs, regional restructuring costs; EU receipts; other losses and special payments.


2.  Funding aspects of the Common Agricultural Policy and England Rural Development Plan Guarantee Section as economically, efficiently and effectively as possible

Giving effect in the United Kingdom to the agricultural support provisions of the Common Agricultural Policy and England Rural Development Plan of the European Union including compensation payments to producers and support for agriculture in special areas.


1.  Protecting and expanding Britain’s woodlands and increasing their value to society and the environment

Representation of British interests in international forestry policy matters; protection of British forests and trees from imported pests and diseases; forestry research; paying superannuation benefits to former staff; promotion and regulation of forestry activity in England through grants for new planting, replanting after felling and forest improvements, the application of forest management standards and felling controls, managing the public forest estate including planting, roading, harvesting and marketing of timber, restocking and the provision of public access and recreation; administration, recovery of VAT and associated non-cash items.


1.  Regulation of the water industry

Administration and operational costs and the provision of customer representation and associated non-cash items.


1.  Improving the quality of life through cultural and sporting activities

Support for national and other museums and galleries; the Government Indemnity Scheme; the British Library and other library and archive institutions and services; to the Arts and Sports Councils and for other arts and sports bodies and schemes; the Royal Palaces and Parks; historic buildings, ancient monuments and sites, certain public buildings, and national heritage and architecture; listed places of worship scheme; promotion of tourism; support to film bodies and projects; sponsorship of the music industry; the Welsh Fourth Channel Authority and certain broadcasting services and schemes; alcohol, gambling, film and video licensing; related research, surveys and other services; central administration costs; expenses of the National Lottery Commission; commemorative services and Royal funerals; the Queen’s Golden Jubilee; transfer of pension values of certain bodies and associated non-cash items.


2.  Broadening access to a rich and varied cultural and sporting life through home broadcasting

Payments to the British Broadcasting Corporation for home broadcasting; and associated non-cash items.

DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS1,853,336,00010,870,000 [5]

1.  Ensuring the best start for all children, ending child poverty in 20 years

The administration costs and benefit payments of the child support system; child benefit; family credit; the benefit costs of vaccine damage and associated non-cash items.


2.  Promoting work as the best form of welfare for people of working age, whilst protecting the position of those in greatest need and administration of the Health and Safety Executive

The administration costs and benefit payments of Severe Disablement Allowance; pensions gratuities and sundry allowances for disablement and specified deaths arising from industrial causes; Income Support for the under 60's; Jobseeker’s Allowance (contribution-based); Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based); earnings top up pilot; job grant; back to work bonus; compensation payments to the National Insurance Fund in respect of Statutory Sick Pay and Statutory Maternity Pay; the provision of training and assessment programmes for adults; the promotion of enterprise and the encouragement of self employment; help for unemployed people and disability rights. Measures to help people, particularly those on welfare and at a disadvantage in the labour market, into work; the elements of the delivery of the Jobseeker`s allowance undertaken by Jobcentre Plus; the administration of, and where appropriate the payment of allowances to people participating in, the Welfare to Work programme, the Job Transition Service and other employment programmes, pilot programmes and new measures to help people into work; temporary subsidies to employers; grants to voluntary bodies and local authorities towards the provision of supported employment; a Grant in Aid and the provision of a temporary loan facility to Remploy Ltd; assistance and advice on employment service and labour market issues to international organisations; research; publicity; administration of Jobcentre Plus and associated non-cash items. Also grants to Independent Living and Motability. Subsidies to housing, billing, levying and local authorities towards the costs incurred in administering the Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Benefit schemes; rent rebate, rent allowance; Council Tax Benefit; community charge benefit; community charge rebate and rate rebate; payments to local authorities in respect of anti-fraud and similar administrative measures; discretionary housing payments; sums payable for participation in the ONE pilot scheme; sums payable for incentive payments in respect of Housing Benefit under occupation schemes and sums payable for residual compensation payments to providers of supported accommodation; sums payable to third party providers of services to local authorities; compensation for sufferers, or their dependants, of certain dust related diseases; the Health and Safety Commission (HSC); grants paid by HSC to small businesses and associated non-cash items.


3.  Combating poverty and promoting security and independence in retirement for today’s and tomorrow’s pensioners

The administration costs and benefit payments of non contributory retirement pensions; Christmas Bonus payments to pensioners; Attendance Allowance; Disability Living Allowance; Disability Working Allowance; Income Support for the elderly; Invalid Care Allowance; Vaccine Damage; payments made to the BBC in respect of the over 75’s free TV licence scheme; payments towards the administration costs of Better Government for Older People; sums payable to fund payments and loans made by the Social Fund; Grants in Aid to the Disability Rights Commission, OPRA and associated non-cash items.


4.  Modernising welfare delivery so as to improve the accessibility and accuracy of services

Costs of modernising Departmental systems and services and associated non-cash items.


5.  Corporate contracts, support services and administration of European Social Fund for England

Corporate administration; the costs associated with the Appeals Service; payments for education, training and employment projects assisted by the European Union and refunds to the European Union, the UK subscription to the International Labour Organisation, other international educational programmes and associated non-cash items.

SCOTLAND OFFICE1,616,177,0000

1.  Overseeing the effective operation of the devolution settlement in Scotland and representing the interests of Scotland within the UK Government

Administration; the Boundary Commission for Scotland; payments of a grant to the Scottish Consolidated Fund and associated non-cash items.

WALES OFFICE347,776,0000

1.  To support the Secretary of State in discharging his role of representing Wales in the UK Government, representing the UK Government in Wales, and ensuring the smooth working of the devolution settlement in Wales

Administration; Lord Lieutenants' Expenditure; the North Wales Child Abuse Inquiry; payments to support expenditure by the National Assembly for Wales and associated non-cash items.

NORTHERN IRELAND OFFICE484,091,000−145,000*

1.  Playing a full part in implementing the Good Friday Agreement and representing the interests of Northern Ireland in the UK Government; supporting and developing an efficient, effective and responsive Criminal Justice System; upholding and sustaining the rule of law and preventing crime; maintaining a secure and humane prison service and reducing the risk of re-offending

Expenditure on central administration services; VIP visits to Northern Ireland; the Bloody Sunday Inquiry; Reviews and Commissions arising from the Good Friday Agreement; expenditure arising from the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and Northern Ireland Act 2000; forensic services; services related to crime; criminal justice including juvenile justice services; probation and after-care; state pathology; Crown prosecutions and other legal services; compensation schemes; Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel for Northern Ireland; European Union peace and reconciliation projects; and certain other grants; implementation of the Independent Commission on Police findings; security; the Police Ombudsman; the Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures in Northern Ireland; the Parades Commission; arms decommissioning; policing; prisons including the Prison Service Trust; and associated non-cash items.


2.  Providing appropriate funding to the Northern Ireland Consolidated Fund for the delivery of transferred public services as defined by the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Grants to the Northern Ireland Consolidated Fund and transfers of EU funds.

HM TREASURY (REVISED)20,974,0001,433,000

1.  Raising the rate of sustainable growth, and achieving rising prosperity, through creating economic and employment opportunities for all

Economic, financial and related administration; grants in aid to four Parliamentary Bodies; expenses in connection with honours and dignities; a grant in aid to the Statistics Commission; payments relating to the Debt Management Office; payments under an indemnity guarantee in respect of Paymaster; investment in Troika Insurance Company Limited; payments to the Royal Mint; management and sales of residual Government shareholdings and holdings of privatised companies debt; associated non-cash items.


3.  Obtaining the best value for money from Government’s commercial relationship on a sustainable basis

Administration and other related costs (including payments to Partnerships UK) of the Office of Government Commerce and OGC; management and disposal of the surplus civil estate; management of the Whitehall District Heating and Standby Distribution Systems; associated non-cash items.


1.  Administering the indirect tax and customs control systems fairly and efficiently, enabling individuals and businesses to understand and comply with their obligations

Administrative costs of taxation; the operation of customs revenue controls; the provision of trade information and other customs and excise related services; payments in respect of Shipbuilders' Relief and the Customs and Excise National Museum; residual incentive payments to encourage the use of on-line filing of VAT returns; the regulation of activities of money service businesses; and on associated non-cash items.

INLAND REVENUE149,134,0004,000,000

1.  Enabling businesses and individuals to understand and comply with their obligations in respect of their dealings with the Inland Revenue

Administration and the associated non-cash items incurred in the management and collection of the direct taxes, tax credits and national insurance contributions, administration of the National Insurance Funds for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, for services provided to the Department’s information technology and wider markets' partners, for other departments and public bodies, and for overseas tax administrations.


2.  Growing a contribution to the good management of property where the public interest is involved

Administration and the associated non-cash items incurred in the provision of valuation and other services for government departments and other public bodies by the Valuation Office Agency.


3.  Providing payments in lieu of tax relief to certain bodies

Transitional payments to charities, supplements on payroll giving, donations to charities and on appropriate personal and stakeholder pension schemes, life assurance premium relief, mortgage interest relief, stamp duty relief and residual payments for vocational training relief and private medical insurance.


4.  Making payment of rates to Local Authorities on behalf of certain bodies

Rates paid by the Inland Revenue Department in respect of non domestic property occupied by accredited representatives of Commonwealth and foreign countries and certain international organisations, contributions in lieu of rates in respect of properties occupied by Visiting Forces; the Crown in Gibraltar and other similar payments.


1.  Reducing the costs to the taxpayer of government borrowing now and in the future

Administration, payments for contracted out services, publicity costs and associated non-cash payments.


1.  Providing high quality financial services to public sector clients

The management by the National Debt Office (NDO) of the investment portfolios of certain public funds; the provision of a lending service to local authorities by the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB); the provision by the Office of HM Paymaster General (OPG) of banking and related services for government departments and other bodies and the supply of financial information to the Treasury; administration; associated non-cash items; and a payment to HM Treasury relating to a Machinery of Government change.


1.  Providing statistical and registration services

Collection, preparation and dissemination of economic, social, labour market and other statistics; register services, departmental administration and associated non-cash items.


2.  The actuarial liability from transferring The Crown Estate Commissioners Superannuation Scheme (CECSS) to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS)

Transfer of actuarial liability, and associated non-cash items.

CABINET OFFICE87,431,0005,953,000

1.  Supporting the Prime Minister’s Office closely in ensuring the delivery of Government objectives

The offices of the Prime Minister, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, the Minister of State and other Cabinet Office Ministers, the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Privy Seal and the Government Chief Whip; the Parliamentary Counsel; Secretariat to the Cabinet; payments to former Prime Ministers; the central management of, and delivery of services to, the Civil Service and wider public sector; delivery of the modernisation of government programme and civil service reform; cross-departmental IT systems; co-ordination of cross-cutting issues; grants to certain not for profit organisations; emergency planning; certain other services; and associated non-cash items.


1.  Protecting and promoting the national security and economic well-being of the UK

Administration and operational costs, research and developmental works, equipment and other payments, and associated non-cash items.

133,659,000−9,451,000* [6]

1.  Civil superannuation

The superannuation of civil servants; pensions etc, in respect of members of judicial pension schemes, and other pensions and non-recurrent payments; and for other related services.


1.  Ensuring the orderly conduct of Privy Council Office business

Administration and associated non-cash items.

HOUSE OF LORDS2,935,0000

1.  Peers' Expenses and Administration

Peers' expenses, administrative costs and associated non-cash items, including staff pensions, security, stationery, printing, financial assistance to Opposition parties, and a grant in aid to the History of Parliament Trust.


1.  Electoral Commission

Carrying out the functions and duties imposed on it by, or by virtue of, the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 regarding maintenance of registers of political parties; notifications by recognised third parties and declarations by permitted participants; receiving party accounts; reports of disclosable donations and returns as to expenditure on election and referendum campaigns from political parties (third parties and permitted participants); making information publicly available in accordance with the Act; making regulations and preparing codes of practice in accordance with the Act, promoting and monitoring compliance with the controls imposed by, or by virtue of, the Act and taking enforcement action as necessary; making grants to eligible parties for policy development and to assist with the initial costs of compliance with Parts III and IV of the Act; reporting on the conduct of elections and referendums; reviewing the administration and law of elections and encouraging best practice; advising the Government on administration and law of elections and encouraging best practice; advising the Government on any changes to the law of elections; promoting participation in and increased understanding of the democratic process; providing guidance on and acting as reference point for advice on the conduct of elections and referendums; planning for the effective conduct of a referendum; undertaking boundary, structural and electoral reviews of local authority areas in England, assessing the recommendations resulting from such reviews and making Orders implementing those agreed by the Commission; related purposes and associated non-cash items; and policy development grants to political parties for validated claims relating to the period June-March 2002; S. 13 (the promotion of public awareness) costs relating to advertising campaigns; and capital expenditure to set up devolved offices in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and to continue the refurbishment of work on the London headquarters.

TOTAL, SUPPLEMENTARY, 2002–0326,597,899,00015,269,570,0001,079,332,0001,408,685,000

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