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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) capital funds and (b) resource funds his Department has brought forward from its (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11 budgets for use in (A) 2008-09 and (B) 2009-10; and what schemes this funding is being used to support. (267398)

In agreement with Her Majesty’s Treasury, £100 million of the Department’s Capital Expenditure Limit has been brought forward from 2010-11 for use in 2009-10. This is being used to upgrade up to 600 general practitioner surgeries to support training in practices.

The Capital Expenditure Limit for 2008-09, and the Revenue Expenditure Limits for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are unchanged by any bring forward from later years.