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NHS: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 131 of his Department’s 2007 Annual Report, what the (a) £1 billion NHS central capital budget and (b) £2.3 billion for other NHS central revenue budgets was spent on in 2007-08. (205196)

Actual spend figures for 2007-08 are not available at this date.

The following are planned central capital and revenue budget programmes exceeding £100 million that make up the vast majority of the total reported on page 131 of the 2007 “Departmental Report”, in descending order.

£ billion

NHS Capital Budget 2007-08

Connecting for Health

0.85

Arms Length Bodies

0.14

NHS Revenue Budget 2007-08

Arms Length Bodies

0.75

Substance Misuse

0.40

Vaccines and Pandemic Flu

0.28

Departmental administration

0.28

Strategic health authority administration

0.15

Social Care education

0.13

Note:

The residual £0.3 billion is made up of a large number of small budgets.