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Departmental Supply Estimates

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Winter Supplementary Estimates (HC 29), if he will break down his Department's (a) main estimate and (b) winter supplementary estimate provision by subhead in (i) near cash and (ii) non-cash terms. (174997)

The Department did not seek Parliament's approval to a Winter Supplementary Estimate. Near-cash and non-cash are essentially used as departmental expenditure limit (DEL) budgetary control concepts and are not specifically identified with voted resources in Estimates. However, we have been able to break down net total resources for each section in the Part II: Subhead detail table of our main estimates as follows:

Resource DEL £000)

Main Estimates 2007-08

Near-cash

Non-cash

RfR1 Securing health care for those who need it

Strategic health authority and primary care trust unified budgets and central allocations1

80,904,795

3,537,004

Pharmaceutical services

1,059,345

0

Prescription charges

-451,845

0

General ophthalmic services

379,000

0

Strategic health authorities and primary care trust grants to local authorities1

248,788

0

RfR2: Securing social care and child protection for those who need it and at national level, protecting, promoting and improving the nation's health

Central department

217,173

19,223

National Health Service Purchasing and Supplies Authority

28,222

765

Other services including medical, scientific and technical services, grants to voluntary bodies, research and development and information services

305,880

0

Welfare food and European Economic Area and other countries medical costs

321,500

428,492

Other personal social services

179,581

0

Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency interest on loans

-1

0

AIDS support grant1

16,500

0

Services for people with a mental illness including service under the mental capacity act

147,525

0

Carers' grant

185,000

0

Preserved rights grant

275,248

0

National training strategy

107,859

0

Access and systems capacity grant

546,000

0

Human resources development strategy

49,750

0

Children and adolescents mental health grants

90,539

0

Delayed discharge grant

100,000

0

Assistive technology: older people

50,000

0

Prevention service pilots: older people

40,000

0

Individual budget pilots

6,000

0

1 The near-cash and non-cash elements for some subheads do not add up to the voted provision since the Estimate also includes provision for capital grants which are part of the capital DEL.