The Department has delegated limits from HM Treasury for approving the following specific categories of expenditure:
NHS Estate: Land Transactions;
NHS Estate: Capital Projects (Buildings and Equipment)
Civil Estate: Land Transactions
NHS Trust Information Management and Technology Projects
Departmental Information Technology Projects
NHS Losses and Special Payments
Departmental (including Agencies and non-department public bodies) Losses and Special Payments
Clinical and Medical Negligence
Most of these categories in turn involve a number of different schemes and transactions, each of which has a different delegated limit. The delegated limit for the appointment of preferred bidder business case and full business case for a capital investment scheme under the Private Finance Initiative is £100 million; this falls within the NHS Estate: Capital Projects (Buildings and Equipment) category above.
The Department has not made any requests to HM Treasury for additional funds in 2005-06 and 2006-07.