Skip to main content

Funding (Department of Health and Food Standards Agency)

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

Subject to the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department of Health’s element of the Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will increase by £26,403,000 from £98,565,431,000 to £98,591,834,000 and the Administration Cost Limit will be increased by £3,280,000 from £219,163,000 to £222,443,000. The Food Standards Agency DEL increases by £700,000 from £137,720,000 to £138,420,000. The overall DEL including the Food Standards Agency will increase by £27,103,000 from £98,703,151,000 to £98,730,254,000. The impact on resource and capital are set out in the following table:

ChangeNew DEL

Voted £million

Non

voted

£million

Voted £million

Non

voted

£million

Total £million

Department of Health

Resource DEL, of which

98.020

271.417

94,542.385

-860.463

93,681.922

Administration Budget *

3.280

222.443

222.443

Near-cash in Resource DEL

-119.972

-56.425

89,910.900

588.653

90,499.553

Capital DEL

101.029

98.771

2,033.840

2,876.072

4,909.912

Total Department of Health DEL

199.049

172.646

96,576.225

2,015.609

98,591.834

Depreciation **

41.592

-16.336

-744.002

-75.736

-819.738

Total Department of Health spending (after adjustment)

240.641

188.982

95,832.223

1,939.873

97,772.096

Food Standards Agency

Resource DEL, of which

0.250

0.000

136.939

136.939

Administration Budget *

0.700

51.140

51.140

Near-cash in Resource DEL

-0.450

133.800

0.700

134.500

Capital DEL

0.450

1.481

1.481

Total Food Standards Agency DEL

0.700

0.000

138.420

0.000

138.420

Depreciation **

-1.955

-1.955

Total Food Standards Agency spending (after adjustment)

0.700

0.000

136.465

0.000

136.465

*The total of “administration budget” and “Near cash in Resource DEL” figures may well be greater that the total resource DEL, due to definitions overlapping.

**Depreciation, which forms part of resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL since the capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

The Department of Health DEL has increased by £26,403,000 made up of:

the take-up of £3,000,000 (administration costs) end year flexibility as announced in the provisional outturn White Paper (Cm 7419);

£30,000 (£-200,000 capital) for adjustments to Invest to Save budget awards;

a net transfer of £296,000 (administration costs) from the Cabinet Office for services of the Parliamentary Counsel, offset by funding for the centre of expertise for sustainable procurement (Administration Cost Limit);

a transfer of £-16,000 (administration costs) to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills for the skills training strategy. (Administration Cost Limit);

a net transfer of £-5,025,000 to the Department for Children, Schools and Families mainly for substance misuse funding offset by a grant for the child migrant trusts;

a net transfer of £28,318,000 with the Ministry of Justice mainly for adjustments to prison healthcare budgets offset by funding for mental health review tribunals; and

a transfer of £-200,000 to the Statistics Board for information on migration statistics.

In addition, there is movement from the revenue to capital DEL of £200,000,000 to allow for increased capital investment in the NHS.

The Department of Health’s administration cost limit has increased by £3,280,000 as described above.

The change to the Food Standards Agency element of the DEL is due to:

a transfer of £450,000 from programme into capital; and

reinstatement of £700,000 non-cash budget to the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement position.