The spring Supplementary Estimates, presented to the House of Commons today as HC 257, seek authority for expenditure by government departments of £11.5 billion in resources and £8.1 billion in cash. The Estimates seek parliamentary authority for increased resources and cash both for existing services and for any necessary new services.
These Estimates do not involve any change in total public expenditure plans because any increases sought have either been offset by savings elsewhere in departmental spending programmes, charged to the Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) Reserve, represent shifts against the Annually Managed Expenditure (AME) Margin or reflect changes in accounting definitions.
Within the overall increase there are claims on the DEL Reserve of £1.5 billion (£1 billion resource DEL and £0.5 billion capital DEL), £2.2 billion take up of End Year Flexibility entitlements (provision carried forward from previous years) and an increase of £1.1 billion in the departmental programmes within AME.
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1. The spring Supplementary Estimates 2009-10 can be found on the HM Treasury website.
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