Written statement to Parliament

2010 to 2011: departmental expenditure limit

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Explains how DfT's departmental expenditure limit will be amended for 2010 to 2011.

The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP

Subject to parliamentary approval, the Department for Transport departmental expenditure limit (DEL) for 2010 to 2011 will be amended as set out in the following table:

  Change   NEW DEL    
  Voted Non-voted Voted Non-voted Total
Resource -216,000 0 5,725,476 445,810 6,171,286
Of which          
Administration budget 0 0 263,948 2,154 266,102
Capital +216,000 0 6,666,423 728,127 7,394,550
Depreciation1 0 0 -802,365 -34,224 -836,589
Total   0 11,589,534 1,139,713 12,729,247

1 Depreciation, which forms part of resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL, since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

The switch between resource and capital expenditure limits is to cover the cost of funding various rail schemes directly following a review of the Network Rail regulated asset base.

Published 30 March 2011