(2) with reference to page 214 of the 2008 Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7484, which NHS capital programmes will be changed following the change in the NHS capital budget in 2010-11; and what the change will be in each case.
The sums shown in the pre-Budget report represent the capital funding available for the national health service and departmental administration. The Department plans to spend all of the available resources in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Only about £20 million per annum of this capital is used to renew the facilities used for departmental administration. The remainder is either invested in the NHS' asset base or in facilities to support the delivery of NHS services, such as the Connecting for Health programme.
The pre-Budget report brought forward £100 million of capital spending from 2010-11 into 2009-10 to advance the upgrading of up to 600 general practitioner surgeries to training practices. No other specific changes are planned as a result of the pre-Budget report.