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Appropriation Act 2008

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

PART 2SUPPLEMENTARY, 2007–08

Table of–

(a)

the supplementary resources authorised for use to meet the costs of the services and purposes which are specified in the first column of the Table for the year ending with 31st March 2008;

(b)

the supplementary sums authorised for issue out of the Consolidated Fund to meet those costs;

(c)

supplementary reductions of the resources or sums previously authorised for such use or issue; and

(d)

modifications of the limits set, for the purposes of section 2 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (c. 20), on the resources applicable as appropriations in aid to meet those costs.

Estimate/Request for ResourcesNet Resources authorised for useGrants out of the Consolidated FundOperating Appropriations in AidNon-operating Appropriations in Aid
££££
*Represents an overall reduction
DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN, SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES[1]−14,794,503,000* [2]−621,080,000* [3]
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−12,954,769,000* [4]−866,549,000* [5]
Loans to voluntary aided schools; provision relating to former grant-maintained schools; the Assisted Places Scheme; music and dance schools; support for the Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth; City Technology Colleges; support for Academies; the school curriculum and its assessment; 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; school and local education authority intervention; specialist schools; excellence in cities and other specific grants to local authorities including those through the Standards Fund; Dedicated School Grants; grants in aid to the National College for School Leadership, the Training and Development Agency for Schools, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, the Schools Food Trust, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and the Partnerships for Schools; support for the Centre for Information Learning Technology; support for Teachers TV; capital grants to schools including those through the Standards Fund; the Youth Service including the Youth Task Force and the Respect Agenda; careers guidance and services including through the Connexions Service including working capital grants and loans for capital purchases; education provision and initiatives, capital grants to music, dance and other schools; payments for education in prisons and other custodial institutions; education maintenance allowances; the provision of training and assessment programmes for young peoples; initiatives to improve education and qualifications arrangements and access to these; payments to the Department for Innovation Universities and Skills to support 14-19 programmes; Millennium Volunteers; payments to the Home Office to support the Criminal Records Bureau; payments and grants to support personal and children’s social services and initiatives relating to teenage pregnancy, hospital and community health services; children, secure accommodation and family policy; family parenting and law grants; Grants in Aid to the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service and the Children’s Commissioner; payments and grants to support parenting and parenting organisations; childrens workforce and development; grants to support Strengthening Families, Marriages and Relationships; payments to support and develop vetting and barring payments to the Department for Communities and Local Government to support Local Area Agreements including those for Childrens Fund; investments and loans to support PFI; 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; 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; departmental restructuring costs; 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, Early Years Provision and Childcare58,167,000 [6]0
Promoting the physical, intellectual and social development of babies and young children; childcare initiatives; including quality assurance arrangements, children’s centres; the education of under-fives; supporting families and communities; evaluating the programme; Sure Start payments to the Department for Communities and Local Government to support Local Area Agreements; the administration of the Sure Start Unit; and associated non-cash items.
3. Tackling child poverty and social exclusion by helping vulnerable children and young people and their families, to break the cycle of deprivation and disadvantage through the Children’s Fund−65,056,000* [7]0
Payments and grants to support people, funding preventative services, primarily for 5 to 13 year-olds, through local partnerships in line with the objectives of the Children’s Fund; funding voluntary groups countering social exclusion and poverty amongst children and young people in line with the objectives of the Children’s Fund; supporting voluntary groups and other organisations to promote and facilitate consultation, participation and representation of children and young people including the UK youth Parliament; Children’s Fund Support for Pilot Local Area Agreements, monitoring and evaluating the Children’s Fund; and associated non-cash items.
TEACHERS' PENSION SCHEME (ENGLAND & WALES)00
1. Teachers' Pensions189,517,000−7,465,000*
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' Pension Scheme and on behalf of their employers; and associated non-cash items.
OFFICE FOR STANDARDS IN EDUCATION, CHILDREN'S SERVICES AND SKILLS24,752,000 [8]0
1. Serving the interests of children and young people, parents, adult learners, employers and the wider community in England by promoting improvement in the quality of education, skills and young people’s care through independent inspection, regulation and reporting16,409,000 [9]4,974,000
The registration and inspection of childcare, including child-minding and day care provision; social care services for children; children’s homes, family centres, adoption and fostering services and agencies; the Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS); children’s services in local authorities; maintained schools; independent schools and Independent Schools Inspectorate; initial teacher training; further education colleges and 14-19 provision; work-based learning and funded training; and adult and community learning; and associated non-cash items.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH325,188,000535,537,000
1. Securing health care for those who need it2,152,782,000121,201,000
Revenue and capital expenditure for strategic health authorities and primary care trusts under their unified budgets, family health services (including general medical, general ophthalmic and pharmaceutical services); Public Dividend Capital (PDC) to NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts, loans to NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts, education, training, research and development; centrally managed expenditure to and on behalf of the NHS including funding special health authorities and other national bodies; forming, investing in or providing loans or guarantees to companies that will provide facilities or services to the NHS, provision of hospital financing for credit guarantee finance pilot projects; payments to local authorities for use in local area agreements; services provided to or on behalf of the Scottish Executive, National Assembly for Wales, and Northern Ireland, and associated non-cash items.
2. Securing social care and child protection for those who need it and, at national level, protecting, promoting and improving the nation’s health123,629,00026,360,000
Revenue and capital 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, prison health services, medical, scientific and technical services, services for disabled persons, grants to voluntary organisations and other bodies, research and development, information services for health and personal social services and health promotion activities; provision of personal social services (including grants to local authorities); payments to local authorities for use in local area agreements; medical treatment given to people from the United Kingdom in the European Economic Area and other countries; welfare food; Home Office inspection of laboratories; grants in aid; payments and subscriptions to international organisations; education and training for all health care professionals (excluding doctors); the Employment Opportunities Fund programme; services provided to or on behalf of the Scottish Executive, National Assembly for Wales, Northern Ireland and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, and associated non-cash items.
3. Office of the Independent Regulator for NHS Foundation Trusts1,350,0000
Grant in Aid funding of the Office of the Independent Regulator for NHS Foundation Trusts.
FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY18,800,0000
1. Protecting and promoting public health in relation to food8,500,0000
Administration, inspections, surveillance, managing research and development, education, publicity and publications, funding for non-cash items; funding for Meat Hygiene Service.
DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT2,254,680,00043,400,000
1. Promoting transport that works for everybody2,518,605,000275,614,000
Ports and shipping services; the National Ports Council Pension and Compensation schemes; freight grants; the Maritime and Coastguard Agency; civil and international aviation services including costs relating to type approval testing of electronic screening devices for use in enforcing aviation provisions of the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003; support for and loans to National Air Traffic Services; the Highways Agency; payments to private consortia for design, build, finance and operate schemes; grants to local authorities, including the Greater London Authority and Merseyrail; payments to local authorities for the maintenance of de-trunked roads; capital grants to Regional Development Agencies for regional infrastructure and promotion, publicity and publications in support of the Highways Agency operations; the operation of the Dartford River crossing; compensation to private tolled undertakings for the imposition of VAT on tolls; loans and other expenditure relating to Other River Crossings; Bus Service Operator Grant; expenditure in connection with the introduction of concessionary Bus Travel for older and eligible disabled people in England; Multi-Modal Studies; promoting efficiencies in sustainable distribution; support to nationalised transport industries; Powershift and CleanUp programmes; Transport Direct; royal travel; transport security; the Commission for Integrated Transport; trans-European network funds; costs relating to the PHARE programme; support for other minor transport services; compensation and pension costs relating to pre-DVLC local authority driver and licensing staff; grants and loans and other expenditure relating to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (trading fund); Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, vehicle excise duty collection and enforcement related activities, development and operation of systems associated with licensing; Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (trading fund); Vehicle and Operator Services Agency enforcement; Driving Standards Agency (trading fund); Vehicle Certification Agency; Vehicle Certification Agency 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); PPP Arbiter; grants to the Strategic Rail Authority; the Channel Tunnel Rail Link; Cross London Rail Links Limited; National Freight Company travel concessions; railway industry and National Freight Company pension funds; the British Transport Police; the Renewable Fuels Agency; payments and financial assistance in respect of railways and railways services under Section 6 of the Railways Act 2005; accident investigation; 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; the administration and operation of the department; payments to the Department for Communities and Local Government in respect of certain central services; the purchase, acquisition, hire, lease and rent of land, buildings, plant, equipment, machinery, vehicles and capital assets; special payments; the central management of, and delivery of services to, the Civil Service and wider public sector; and associated non-cash items.
OFFICE OF RAIL REGULATION4,795,0000
DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT1,244,778,000 [10]0
1. Improving the quality of life by creating thriving, inclusive and sustainable communities in all regions792,714,000 [11]635,454,000
Housing revenue account subsidy; homelessness and rough sleepers; payment to the Housing Corporation; payments to the Audit Commission for registered social landlord inspections; disabled facilities grant; best value in housing; home buying and selling; procurement efficiency and social housing; payments to local authorities in respect of Local Area Agreements; rent and leasehold services; national approved letting scheme; social housing mobility including choice-based local authority lettings; grants and payments for the licensing and safety rating of landlords; council tenant participation; housing transfers; regional housing boards advice; payments to Housing Action Trusts; the Supporting People programme; capital grants to local authorities for housing; Local Authority Social Housing Grant transitional compensation; payments to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment; payments to the Academy for Sustainable Communities; 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 for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for Regional Development Agencies and the London Development Agency; Groundwork; initiatives to accelerate the growth areas, including payments to development corporations and other local delivery agencies; support for infrastructure and associated works related to the Olympic Games; grants and payments for creating and improving parks and public spaces; co-ordinating strategy for dealing with abandoned vehicles; payments that derive from European Structural Funds Regulations; exchange rate losses and other losses relating to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects; Combined Universities of Cornwall; coalfields regeneration; planning; the Planning Inspectorate; fire and rescue services, including the grants paid to Chief Fire Officers' Association and measures to deal with the aftermath of terrorism; purchase of fire radio systems; payments and loans to the Fire Service College (trading fund); payments for provision of services to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the fire service; Emergency Fire Service Closure costs; fire service pensions; fire service dispute(s); payments to Firebuy; work on improving race, gender and faith equalities; payments to the Community Development Foundation; Community Cohesion; mapping data and services; Ordnance Survey trading fund; regional assemblies; payments for the Mersey Basin Campaign; special grants paid under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003; minor grants and payments in support of housing, planning, regeneration, liveability, urban design, building regulation, research, development, surveys; monitoring, statistics, advice and consultancies; initiatives to tackle areas of low demand housing; publicity, promotion and publications; communications; Special Grants Programme support to voluntary bodies; subscriptions and contributions to international organisations; the residual functions of Property Services Agency (PSA); payments and loans in connection with the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre trading fund; the administration and operation of the department including the Government Offices; the purchase, acquisition, hire, lease and rent of land, buildings, plant, equipment, machinery, vehicles and capital assets; research; housing statistics, special payments; and associated non-cash items.
2. Providing for effective devolved decision making within a national framework141,121,00037,700,000
Payments to the Valuation Office Agency for rating and valuation services; payments to the Audit Commission for Best Value inspections; revenue support grant and redistributed non-domestic rates to receiving authorities in England; repayment of excess contributions made by local authorities in respect of non-domestic rates in 2006-07 and previous years; preparation for the Greater London Authority and related bodies; Greater London Authority (GLA) general grant; intervention action and capacity building in local authorities; local Public Service Agreement (PSA) performance fund payments; special grants paid under Section 88B of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003; Best Value grants to Parish Councils; 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, and to the Commission for Local Administration in England; mapping and other costs associated with local government reviews and revisions to administrative and electoral boundaries following Parish and Electoral Commission reviews; grant-in-aid to the Standards Board for England and to the Valuation Tribunal Service; 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; subscriptions to the Commonwealth Local Government forum and associated non-cash items.
HOME OFFICE−4,840,622,000* [12]1,193,000
1. Protecting the public and securing our future−4,705,903,000* [13]−336,853,000* [14]
Police; set-up costs, loans and investments in the Forensic Science Service; registration of forensic practitioners; emergency planning; the prevention and treatment of drug abuse; crime reduction and prevention; regulation of the private security industry; criminal justice planning system and other services related to crime; identity cards; identity management; counter-terrorism and intelligence; control of immigration and nationality; passports; work permits; support for asylum seekers, refugees (including the provision of loans) and VCS refugee organisations; firearms compensation and related matters; claims by local authorities for the Kosovan evacuees special grant; support to local authorities; payments to local authorities in respect of Local Area Agreements; payments to other Government departments; payments of grant and grant-in-aid to organisations promoting Home Office objectives, (including Non-Departmental Public Bodies); the administration and operation of the department; and associated non-cash items.
ASSETS RECOVERY AGENCY4,109,0000
1. Helping to reduce crime by recovering the proceeds of crime through criminal confiscation, civil recovery and taxation2,456,0003,263,000
Payments and expenses related to investigation, litigation and enforcement of referred cases from law enforcement agencies, expenses for the development and delivery of specialist training courses in financial investigation and other associated asset identification and recovery, payments and expenses relating to the merger between the Agency and the Serious Organised Crime Agency and National Police Improvement Agency, expenses related to the administration and management of the service provision and associated non-cash items.
CHARITY COMMISSION1,201,0000
1. Giving the public confidence in the integrity of charity4,100,0001,200,000
Administration, capital expenditure and associated non-cash items.
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE[15]6,554,730,000 [16]0
1. To promote the development of a modern, fair, cost effective and efficient system of justice for all5,653,031,000 [17]549,480,000 [18]
HQ and associated offices; administration of the Judicial Pension Scheme, administration of the Office of the Information Commissioner and the Judicial Appointments Commission; HM Courts Service and associated activities including fine income netting off and asset recovery incentive scheme, pre-1990 loan charges debt payments, Justices Clerks' Societies, grants in relation to the Debt Programme and Better Dispute Resolution project, Wider Markets Initiatives; Section 31 grants to Local Authorities; the Public Guardianship Office; Official Solicitor and Public Trustee; Courts Funds Office; Legal Aid paid through the Criminal Defence Service and Community Legal Service, administration for the Legal Services Commission; payment of Grant and grant in aid to organisations promoting Ministry of Justice objectives including NDPBs, administration of central government tribunals via the Tribunals Service; costs paid from central funds; the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council; costs in relation to constitutional offices; democracy and constitution, human rights workshops and surveys; promotion of information rights; electoral policy; research into constitution settlement/devolution; European and international judicial policy; EU Presidency events; Judicial Exchange programmes; research on behalf of the British Institute of International and Competition Law; Constitutional education programmes within schools; costs in relation to the policy on the conduct of all national elections and referendums in the UK and local elections; referendums in England and Wales (except mayoral Referendums in Wales); proposals under the Electoral Administration Bill, including the establishment and maintenance of the Co-ordinated on-line record of Electors (CORE); funding of voting pilots policy on coroner and cremation services; support to Local Authorities for additional coroner work, payments in relation to the royal inquest, applications for exhumations, cremating repatriated remains and the closing of burial grounds; other legal services, joint initiatives in the Criminal Justice System, Criminal Policy and Programmes including offender programmes and the National Probation Service; the prevention and treatment of drug abuse; crime reduction and prevention; Criminal Injuries Compensation; counter terrorism and intelligence; payments to local authorities in respect of local area agreements, secure accommodation placements; Prisons, Prison Service Colleges, the Parole Board, Youth Justice Board, grants to `Prisoners abroad', welfare to work schemes; payments to other government departments and associated non-cash items.
2. Overseeing the effective operation of the devolution settlement in Scotland and representing the interests of Scotland within the UK Government397,298,000635,000
Administration; the Boundary Commission for Scotland, payments of a grant to the Scottish Consolidated Fund; and associated non-cash items.
3. 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 Wales129,813,0000
Administration; Lord Lieutenants' expenditure; payments of a grant to the Welsh Consolidated Fund; and associated non-cash items.
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: JUDICIAL PENSIONS SCHEME[19]00
1. Judicial Pensions Scheme3,497,000−1,065,000*
Pensions etc, in respect of members of the judicial pensions scheme; and for other related services.
NORTHERN IRELAND COURT SERVICE16,661,000 [20]0
1.Supporting the effective and efficient administration of justice in Northern Ireland20,241,000 [21]3,000,000
Operation of the courts; Pensions Appeal Tribunal; Office of the Social Security and Child Support Commissioners; the Traffic Penalty Tribunal; the Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal; Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel Northern Ireland; policy and legislation; accommodation services; grants to sundry bodies and associated non-cash items; grant of funding for the provision of publicly funded legal services; grant in aid to support the administration of the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission; grant in aid to support the administration of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission and costs associated with the XVII World Congress of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates; and associated non-cash costs.
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES2,411,0000
1. Promoting the study of the past in order to inform the present and the future by selecting, preserving and making publicly available public records of historical value and by encouraging high standards of care and public access for archives of historical value outside the public records and leading on UK information management re-use policy, spreading best practice, setting standards and ensuring compliance across the public sector and managing Crown and Parliamentary copyright and delivering cost effective publishing services and advice across government1,0005,141,000
Payments for expenditure on administration and operational associated non-cash costs.
CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE23,895,0000
1. Increasing public confidence in the criminal justice system through fair, firm and effective prosecutions23,895,00013,400,000
Administrative costs, including the hire of private agents; Crown Prosecution Services; the support of voluntary sector organisations working within the Criminal Justice System; in connection with the confiscation of the proceeds of crime; and associated non-cash items.
SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE17,445,0000
1. Reducing fraud and the cost of fraud and delivering justice and the rule of law15,345,000300,000
Administration, investigation, prosecution and associated non-cash items.
HM PROCURATOR GENERAL AND TREASURY SOLICITOR1,583,0000
1. Providing comprehensive and competitive legal services to government departments and publicly funded bodies2,095,0003,000,000
Expenditure by the HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor’s Department comprising the Treasury Solicitor’s Department Agency, the Attorney General’s Office and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate on administration, costs and fees for legal and related services, residual matters following the closure of the Government Property Lawyers Agency and associated non-cash items.
REVENUE AND CUSTOMS PROSECUTIONS OFFICE3,383,0000
1. The effective and efficient prosecution of cases in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors2,183,0003,491,000
Administration and legal costs of prosecuting cases by the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office and associated non-cash items.
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE3,052,790,000839,646,000
1. Provision of Defence Capability2,021,563,000259,636,000 [22]
Personnel costs of the Armed Forces and their reserves and cadet forces 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 cost; 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; land 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 and UK youth community projects; set-up costs and loans to, and income from, Trading Funds; and other associated non-cash items.
2. Operations and Peace Keeping2,337,500,00024,034,000
Conflict prevention, early warning, crisis management, conflict resolution/peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding activity and on associated strengthening of international and regional systems and capacity; and other associated non-cash items.
3. War Pensions and Allowances, etc3,000,0000
Pensions and other payments/allowances for disablement or death arising out of war or service in the Armed Forces after 2 September 1939, awards to surviving members of British groups held prisoner by the Japanese during the Second World War (Far Eastern Prisoners of War) or their surviving spouse and pensions and other payments in respect of service in the Armed Forces at other times; and other associated non-cash items.
ARMED FORCES RETIRED PAY, PENSIONS ETC150,000,0000
1. Armed Forces retired pay, pensions etc500,000,000−11,571,000*
Payment of retired pay, pensions and lump sums benefits and associated non-cash items to persons covered by the scheme.
FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE280,995,0005,300,000
1. Promoting internationally the interests of the UK and contributing to a strong world community71,556,00082,830,000
Expenditure by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), including UK Trade and Investment, 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; 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 prevention116,302,0005,000,000
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.
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT33,848,00021,000,000
1. Eliminating poverty in poorer countries53,704,000761,000
Development and humanitarian assistance under the International Development Act 2002, including financial and technical assistance to governments, institutions, voluntary agencies and individuals; capital subscriptions and other contributions, including payments under guarantee to multilateral development banks, UN, Commonwealth and other international and regional bodies; emergency, refugee and other relief assistance; grants in lieu of pensions in respect of overseas service; global environment assistance; costs relating to investments in public corporations and private sector companies; payments (under the authority of the European Communities Act 1972) to certain beneficiaries and former beneficiaries of the Gibraltar Social Insurance Fund; administration, related capital expenditure and other administrative costs; and associated non-cash items.
2. Conflict Prevention12,967,0000
Conflict prevention, early warning, crisis management, conflict resolution/peacemaking and peacebuilding activity and on associated strengthening of international and regional systems and capacity; post-conflict reconstruction programmes, including administration and related capital expenditure; and associated non-cash items.
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OVERSEAS SUPERANNUATION00
1. Overseas superannuation1,400,0000
Pension and superannuation payments, grants and compensation payments, etc. in respect of overseas services; pensions for beneficiaries of certain former overseas pensions funds for which the UK assumed responsibility; contributions to pensions funds guaranteed by the UK; refunds of contributions made by overseas governments; war service credit; and associated non-cash items.
DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE AND REGULATORY REFORM[23]−1,623,181,000* [24]2,634,000 [25]
1. Increasing UK competitiveness646,514,000 [26]1,012,755,000 [27]
Promotion of enterprise, innovation and increased productivity delivered through market solutions designed to meet market imperfections identified within the portfolios of 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, best practice and sustainable development; promotion of strong, fair and competitive markets at home and abroad including fair and effective legal and regulatory frameworks and delivering regulatory reform; 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, civil emergency planning, environmental remediation and support for new and sustainable energy sources, global threat reduction programmes associated with nuclear, chemical and biological capabilities in the Former Soviet Union and other countries; the efficient management and discharge of liabilities falling to the Department including nuclear waste management and decommissioning and liabilities in respect of former coal and shipbuilding industry employees; exchange risk and other guarantee losses; subscriptions to international organisations and fulfilment of international treaty obligations; payments to other Government Departments and the Devolved Administrations in relation to programmes supporting BERR objectives; support for Government Offices; grants and grants-in-aid to organisations supporting BERR objectives, including Non-Departmental Public Bodies; financial assistance including the provision of credit facilities to public corporations including Ofcom; managing the Government’s shareholder interest in Royal Mail, British Energy, BNFL, UKAEA, Royal Mint, Partnerships and Actis; funding of the department’s executive agencies; issuing budgets and making payments to Regional Development Agencies, to which other government departments will contribute by supplying resources which BERR will appropriate in aid; payments to local authorities in respect of schemes supporting better regulation and New Burdens responsibilities; miscellaneous programmes including payments in respect of claims for the restitution of the property of victims of Nazi persecution; compensation for distant water trawlermen and assistance to redundant steelworkers and dismissed miners; departmental administration costs and a share of the administration costs of UK Trade & Investment; payments towards the expenses of the Office of Manpower Economics; associated noncash items.
2. Increasing scientific excellence in the UK and maximising its contribution to society−3,019,377,000* [28]−1,000,000* [29]
Research Councils; the Royal Society; the Royal Academy of Engineering; the British Academy; Office of Science and Innovation initiatives; nuclear fusion; the Cambridge/Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University Challenge Fund; the Joint Infrastructure Fund; 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 Dorothy Hodgkin Scholarships; fees payable under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; Research Council pensions; capital and administration costs of the Office of Science and Innovation and associated non-cash items.
UK TRADE & INVESTMENT8,888,0000
1. To enhance the competitiveness of companies in the UK through overseas trade and investments; and attract a continuing high level of quality foreign direct investment1,000600,000
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.
DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE AND REGULATORY REFORM: UKAEA PENSION SCHEMES [30]1,0000
1. Effective Management of UKAEA Pension Schemes1,0000
Payment of pensions, etc., to members of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority superannuation schemes and the related expenditure and associated non-cash items.
EXPORT CREDITS GUARANTEE DEPARTMENT1,0000
2. To provide export credit guarantees and investment insurance to benefit the UK economy by facilitating exports1,00015,999,000
Export Credit guarantees given in the national interest or to render economic assistance to overseas countries, overseas investment insurance, residual commitments under discontinued facilities, the cost escalation scheme subvention for the active management of the portfolio, and on associated non-cash items.
OFFICE OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY MARKETS2,0000
1. Protecting consumers by regulating monopolies and promoting competition in the electricity and gas industry and expenditure in connection with environmental programmes702,000 [31]2,454,000
Administrative and operational costs, payments to BERR, co-operation with international regulators, administration of energy efficiency and other environmental schemes, and associated non-cash items.
2. Expenditure in connection with environmental programmes−700,000* [32]−2,100,000*
Administration of energy efficiency and other environmental schemes and associated non-cash items.
POSTAL SERVICES COMMISSION1,517,0000
DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS2,00010,014,000
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, to contribute to the well being of rural and coastal communities and funding aspects of the Common Agricultural Policy and Rural Development Programme England Guarantee Section as economically, efficiently and effectively as possible.13,342,00010,625,000
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; to increase UK’s environment decontamination capabilities involving chemical, biological or radiological materials; 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 residual Milk Marketing Board; 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 subsidy to 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; giving effect in the United Kingdom to the agricultural support provisions of the Common Agricultural Policy and Rural Development Programme England of the European Union including compensation payments to producers and support for agriculture in special areas; management of inland waterways by British Waterways Board; consumer representation and other functions under the Water Act 2003; funding through Local Area Agreements, and associated non-cash costs.
FORESTRY COMMISSION9,104,0000
1. To implement the programmes of the England Forestry Strategy8,994,0000
Deliver the social, environmental and economic programmes of the England Forest Strategy, connected to the distinctive needs of the Regions, through the promotion of forestry: and by managing the Commission’s estate regulating planting and felling and offering incentives.
2. To take the lead in development and promotion of sustainable forest management and to support its achievement nationally810,0000
Provide advice and support to the UK government and to the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales, represent the United Kingdom’s forestry interests within the European Union and internationally, set standards for sustainable forest management and encourage good forestry practice, conduct forest research and protect forests from pests and disease.
WATER SERVICES REGULATION AUTHORITY870,0000
1. Regulation of the Water Industry1,0001,190,000
Administrative and operational costs and provision of customer representation and associated non-cash items.
DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT167,587,00040,000,000
1. Improving the quality of life through cultural and sporting activities161,411,00011,506,000 [33]
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 Palace and Parks; historic buildings, ancient monuments and sites, certain public buildings, and national heritage and architecture, and VAT grant scheme for memorials; listed places of worship scheme; promotion of tourism; support to film bodies and projects; sponsorship of the music industry; the Welsh Fourth Channel Authority; the Office of Communications 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, memorials and Royal funerals; support for the provision of humanitarian assistance to those affected by major disasters; costs to support delivery of the Olympic Games 2012; expenses of Privatising the Tote and associated non-cash items.
DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS1,768,223,000 [34]−2,776,000*
1. Ensuring the best start for all children and ending child poverty in 20 years147,719,000 [35]1,994,000
The administration of the child support system; preliminary work relating to the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission; and associated non-cash items.
2. Promote work as the best form of welfare for people of working age, whilst protecting the position of those in greatest need638,783,000 [36]−36,724,000*
Assessment of entitlement to, calculation and payment of social security benefits to people of working age in accordance with the prevailing legislation and regulations; earnings top up pilot; job grant; back to work bonus; compensation payments to the National Insurance Fund in respect of Statutory Sick 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; administration costs of payments and loans made from the Social Fund; measures to help people, particularly those on welfare and at a disadvantage in the labour market, into work; National Employment Panel; 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; payments and grants to private, public and voluntary bodies and local authorities towards the provision of supported employment or employment programmes; a Grant in Aid to Working Ventures UK; 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; development of the Employment Support Allowance; 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; payments in respect of anti-fraud and similar administrative measures; discretionary housing payments; compensation for sufferers, or their dependants, of certain dust related diseases; The Rent Service Agency; the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) / Executive (HSE) and the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL); grants to further health and safety in the workplace; the administration costs of the Work, Welfare and Equality Client Group; 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; payments in respect of Local Area Agreements; measures to promote financial inclusion; contribution towards the costs of setting up the Commission for Employment and Skills; and associated non-cash items.
3. Combat poverty and promote security and independence in retirement for today’s and tomorrow’s pensioners5,275,320,000 [37]−725,000ast;
Assessment of entitlement to, calculation and payment of social security benefits to pensioners and to customers abroad in accordance with the prevailing legislation and regulations; sums payable to fund payments and loans made by the Social Fund; the administration costs of payments and loans made from the Social Fund; costs associated with the collapse of private pension schemes; expenditure to assist people to make plans for their retirement; research into pensions; private pensions industry regulatory work; the administration of pilot programmes; programmes and new measures to help improve independence and social inclusion of older people; grants to voluntary bodies and local authorities towards the needs of older people; Grants in Aid to the Centre for Policy on Ageing, to the Pensions Advisory Service, to the Pension Protection Fund, to the Pensions Regulator, to the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman, to the Pensions Protection Fund Ombudsman, to the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority and for the administration costs of Better Government for Older People; payments made to the BBC in respect of over 75s free TV licence scheme; expenditure in respect of the Pensions Regulator, the Financial Assistance Scheme and preliminary work relating to the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority; payment of the General Levy to the Pensions Regulator in respect of Public Sector Pensions Schemes; and associated non-cash items.
4. Improve the rights and opportunities for disabled people in a fair and inclusive society466,561,000 [38]1,284,000
Assessment of entitlement to, calculation and payment of social security benefits to people with disabilities and their carers in accordance with the prevailing legislation and regulations; a Grant to Motability; Grant in Aid to the Independent Living Fund; and associated non-cash items.
5. Corporate contracts and support services−212,494,000* [39]−734,000* [40]
Corporate administration; measures to promote financial inclusion; collecting debt arising from overpayments of benefit and on behalf of other public and private sector bodies; and associated non-cash items.
NORTHERN IRELAND OFFICE166,630,000 [41]68,511,000 [42]
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 risks of re-offending177,807,000 [43]1,564,000 [44]
Expenditure on central administrative services; expenditure on Head of State related costs; VIP visits to Northern Ireland; the Bloody Sunday Inquiry; Reviews and Commissions arising from the Good Friday Agreement; expenditure on political development and inquiries; expenditure on Victims of the Troubles; expenditure arising from the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Northern Ireland Act 2000; expenditure arising from elections; forensic services; services related to crime; criminal justice including juvenile justice services; probation and after-care; state pathology; Crown prosecution and other legal services; compensation schemes; European Union peace and reconciliation projects and certain other grants; implementation of the Independent Commission on Police findings; security; the Police Ombudsman; Access Northern Ireland; the Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures in Northern Ireland; the Parades Commission; arms decommissioning; policing; prisons including the Prison Service and the Prisoner Ombudsman; the Northern Ireland Law Commission and associated non-cash items.
HM TREASURY (REVISED)29,409,000 [45]0
1. Raising the rate of sustainable growth and achieving rising prosperity and a better quality of life, with economic and employment opportunities for all10,045,000 [46]15,250,000
Economic, financial and related administration, including group shared services; grants in aid to four Parliamentary bodies; expenses in connection with honours and dignities; a grant in aid to the Statistics Commission and spending in connection with the establishment of the Statistics Board; expenditure of the Debt Management Office, including administration of carbon dioxide emission reduction schemes; payments under an indemnity guarantee in respect of Paymaster; expenditure on administration of Treasury related bodies; compensation payments arising from gilt administration; cost of capital charges on the Treasury’s investment in the Bank of England; payments to other government departments; costs and income related to investment in and financial assistance to Northern Rock; and associated non-cash items.
2. Cost-effective management of the supply of coins and actions to protect the integrity of coinage3,074,0000
Manufacture, storage and distribution of coinage for use in the United Kingdom; actions to protect the integrity of coinage; and associated non-cash Items.
3. Obtaining the best value for money from Government’s commercial relationships on a sustainable basis8,492,0003,799,000
Administration and other related costs of the Office of Government Commerce and OGC buying.solutions; management and disposal of surplus civil estate; costs and income from investment and loans to OGC buying.solutions; and associated non-cash items.
HM REVENUE AND CUSTOMS470,717,0000
1. Administering the tax and customs control systems fairly and efficiently and making it as easy as possible for individuals and businesses to understand and comply with their obligations and receive their tax credit and other entitlements111,840,00096,545,000
Administration and the associated non-cash items incurred in the management and collection of the direct and indirect taxes, duties and levies, new tax credits and National Insurance Contributions; Child Benefit and the Child Trust Fund, Shipbuilders' Relief, Money Laundering regulatory regime, the National Insurance Funds for Great Britain and Northern Ireland; OPG and government banking services; National minimum wage; collection of student loans; the operation of customs controls including prohibitions and restrictions; the provision of trade information; the provision of Capital Grants for Excise Tax Stamps; the provision of resources to independent investigatory bodies (including the HMIC, IPCC and the police authorities) to facilitate the independent inspection of professional standards within the Department, the investigation of allegations of misconduct or criminal activities by Departmental staff and fulfilment of reciprocal complaints investigation arrangements with police authorities; the provision of incentive payments for e-filing; payments in respect of the Customs National Museum; grants to the voluntary and community sector; providing the business link portal; air travel carbon-offsetting; and for services provided to the department’s information technology and wider markets' partners, other departments and public bodies including any assistance with investigations into terrorist incidents, and overseas tax administration.
4. Making payments of rates to Local Authorities on behalf of certain bodies1,000−2,059,000* [47]
Rates paid by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in respect of non-domestic property occupied by accredited representatives of Commonwealth and foreign countries and certain international organisations and associated non-cash items.
5. Payments of Child Benefit and Child Trust Fund endowments139,538,0000
Payments of Child Benefit, Child Trust Funds and associated non-cash items.
NATIONAL SAVINGS AND INVESTMENTS5,000,0000
1. Reducing the costs to the taxpayer of government borrowing now and in the future5,000,000700,000
Administration and operational costs, research and development works, equipment and other payments, and associated non-cash items.
OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS14,888,000 [48]0
1. Providing statistical and registration services13,613,000 [49]12,337,000
Collection, preparation and dissemination of economic, social, labour market and other statistics; preparatory work required to implement the Statistics and Registration Service Act (2007); register services, departmental administration and associated non-cash items.
GOVERNMENT ACTUARY'S DEPARTMENT222,0000
1. Providing an actuarial consultancy service222,000−222,000*
Administration costs incurred in providing an actuarial consultancy service to Government and to other clients principally in the public sector, advising mainly on social security and pension schemes, population and other statistical studies and supervision of insurance and associated non-cash items.
CABINET OFFICE13,882,000 [50]3,000
1. Supporting the Prime Minister’s Office closely in ensuring the delivery of Government objectives−8,937,000* [51]−1,220,000*
The Prime Minister’s Office; the Offices of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Ministers in the Cabinet Office and the Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service; Parliamentary Counsel Office; Government Communication; Civil Service Capabilities Group; Transformational Government; Economic and Domestic Secretariat; European Secretariat; Security, Intelligence and Resilience; Defence and Overseas Secretariat; Office of the Third Sector; Social Exclusion Task Force; Strategy Unit; Ceremonial Secretariat; Lord President of the Council and the Leader of the House of Lords and the Leader and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and the Offices of the Government Whips in the House of Commons and the House of Lords; and various other units; payments to former Prime Ministers; the central management of, and delivery of services to, the Civil Service and wider public sector; improving public services; civil service reform; cross-departmental IT systems; co-ordination of cross-cutting issues; grants in aid to not-for-profit organisations including the Civil Service Benevolent Fund, Civil Service Sports Council, Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, and Capacity Builders (UK) Limited, and Commission for the Compact Limited, Executive NDPB's; grants to organisations working in the Third Sector and to Local Authorities and other organisations including Chequers Trust, Disability Partnership and the Whitehall and Industry Group; and associated non-cash items.
SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES132,155,00010,945,000
1. Protecting and promoting the national security and economic well being of the UK84,770,000−3,106,000*
Administration and operational costs, research and development works, equipment and other payments, and associated non-cash items.
CABINET OFFICE: CIVIL SUPERANNUATION00
1. Civil superannuation1,00034,000,000
The superannuation of civil servants; pensions etc., and other pensions and non-recurrent payments; and for other related services and associated non-cash items.
NATIONAL SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT1,203,0000
1. To provide a centre of excellence for learning and development in support of the strategic business priorities of Government802,0000
Administration and the associated non-cash costs incurred in the management of the National School of Government.
PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE−6,866,000* [52]0
1. Ensuring the orderly conduct of Privy Council Office business−6,821,000* [53]−40,000* [54]
Administration and associated non-cash items.
OFFICE OF THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER FOR ADMINISTRATION AND THE HEALTH SERVICE COMMISSIONER FOR ENGLAND4,364,0000
1. To undertake the work of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and the Health Service Commissioner for England3,931,000163,000
Administration costs; capital expenditure; providing services to support the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and the Northern Ireland Ombudsman; and associated non-cash items.
HOUSE OF LORDS00
1. Members' expenses and administration, etc.13,485,0000
Members' expenses; administrative and accommodation costs, including staff salaries and pensions; security; stationery; printing; financial assistance to opposition parties; a grant in aid to the History of Parliament Trust; and associated non-cash items.
HOUSE OF COMMONS: MEMBERS8,260,0000
1. Members' salaries, allowances and other costs6,460,0000
Remunerating and supporting the Members of the House of Commons in discharging their duties and responsibilities in the constituency, in Parliament and elsewhere by funding: payment of parliamentary salaries and associated pension contributions; reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by Members (including travel, office costs, staff and equipment); payment for insurance; central provision of IT equipment; provision of training for Members and their staff; financial assistance to Opposition parties to support them in the discharge of their parliamentary or representative functions; an Exchequer contribution to the Members' Fund; other associated costs; and non-cash items.
HOUSE OF COMMONS: ADMINISTRATION0Not applicable
1. House of Commons Administrative Expenditure5,200,000Not applicable
General administration: including staff costs, general expenses, stationery, printing, broadcasting, IT, catering and accommodation services; and some travel costs of Members of Parliament in connection with select committees and delegations to international parliamentary assemblies; and associated non-cash items.
TOTAL, 2007–084,345,125,000−4,446,203,000*2,007,806,000954,327,000

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