Departmental Public Expenditure

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what capital projects his Department expects to have in 2010-11; and what the budget for each will be in that year.

Photo of Barbara Follett Barbara Follett Minister of State (the East of England), Regional Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (the East of England), Department for Communities and Local Government

Capital expenditure is incurred by my Department and its executive agency the Planning Inspectorate either to support its day to day running (mainly of the estates and IT systems), and that of its agency, or on key national fire resilience projects where the Department manages procurement for the fire service generally (Firelink and FiReControl). The budgets allocated to these projects for 2010-11 are set out in table A.

However, the majority of the Department's capital programmes are delivered through arm's length bodies (the Homes and Communities Agency and the regional development agencies) and local authorities. The budgets allocated to these programmes for 2010-11 are set out in table B.

Finally, my Department contributes to the funding of the infrastructure for the 2012 Olympic Games for which there is a budget of £442 million in 2010-11.

Table A-Capital projects in the Department and its Executive agency-the Planning Inspectorate
Financial year 2010-11 plans
Projects Capital budgets( 1) (£ million)
Investment in Ordnance Survey 14.800
Control Rooms equipment 9.199
Planning Inspectorate equipment and computers 6.331
Strategic information technology 7.034
Investment in Coalfields Enterprise Fund 5.000
Enhanced Local Government Accrual Reporting System 3.500
Firelink equipment 2.200
CLG building improvements 2.180
Electronic Data Records Management System 2.000
Government Offices building improvements 2.860
Fire and Rescue Services Improvement 1.083
Accounting system enhancements 1.350
New Dimension equipment 1.582
E-Planning information technology 1.000
Total 60.119
Table B-Capital grants
Financial year 2010-11 plans
Programmes Capital budgets( 1) (£ million)
Homes and Communities Agency 3,538.396
Arm's Length Management Organisations 594.000
Regional Development Agencies-CLG Support 543.322
Regional Housing Pot Grant 301.752
Housing Market Renewal Fund 286.000
Local Authority Supported Capital Expenditure (Decent Homes) 258.755
Disabled Facilities Grants 168.800
Gap Funding for Large Scale Voluntary Transfers 139.000
Community Infrastructure Fund 135.025
Fire Credit Approvals 70.824
Public Service Agreement Performance Fund 47.000
Fire and Rescue Services Improvement programme 45.694
Improvement, Transformation and Efficiency 42.870
New Deal for Communities 43.340
Thames Gateway-London Urban Development Corporation 33.000
Support for Voluntary and Community Sector Sustainability 27.283
Growth Areas New Growth Points and Eco Towns 25.000
Thames Gateway-Thurrock Urban Development Corporation 20.000
Local Enterprise Growth Initiative 18.649
Other Growth Areas: West Northants Urban Development Corporation 7.065
Coalfields Regeneration Trust 6.650
Renewing Neighbourhoods 6.425
General Greater London Authority Grant 1.600
Valuation tribunals 0.400
Fire Service Statistics 0.271
Local Government Standards Board 0.230
Leasehold Advisory Services 0.132
Housing Defects Grants 0.070
Total 6,361.553
(1) These budgets are current, and may be subject to change through the Supplementary Estimates process based on decisions by Ministers.

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