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Department of Health: DEL

Volume 699: debated on Tuesday 19 February 2008

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health (Alan Johnson) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to the necessary supplementary estimate, the Department of Health's element of the departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £7,208,000 from £93,848,552,000 to £93,855,760,000 and the administration cost limit will be increased by £6,370,000 from £224,633,000 to £231,003,000. The Food Standards Agency DEL remains unchanged at £154,339,000. The overall DEL including the Food Standards Agency will increase by £7,208, 000 from £94,002,891,000 to £94,010,099,000. The impact on resource and capital are set out in the following table.

ChangeNew DEL

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Department of Health

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Resource DEL

2,474.227

-2,467.293

91,266.570

-1,730.982

89,535.588

Of which:

Administration budget*

6.370

231.003

231.003

Near-cash in Resource DEL

1,617.979

-1,430.783

86,424.838

-584.733

85,840.105

Capital DEL

66.075

-65.801

1,803.265

2,516.907

4,320.172

Total Department of Health DEL

2,540.302

-2,533.094

93,069.835

785.925

93,855.760

Depreciation**

114.672

76.313

-785.253

-109.569

-894.822

Total Department of Health spending (after adjustment)

2,654.974

-2,456.781

92,284.582

676.356

92,960.938

Food Standards Agency

Resources

152.392

152.392

Of which:

Administration budget*

56.515

56.515

Near-cash in Resource DEL

149.584

149.584

Capital

1.947

1.947

Total Food Standards Agency DEL

Depreciation*

-2.004

-2.004

Total Food Standards Agency spending (after adjustment)

152.335

152.335

* 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 £7,208,000 made up of:

the take-up of £6,000,000 (administration costs) end-year flexibility as announced in the provisional outturn White Paper (Cm 7156) for a range of planned non-recurrent expenditure which includes; activities for professional, regulation and leadership and the “Five Programmes with the NHS” work,

£838,000 (£214,000 capital) for round 8 and 9 Invest to Save budget awards;

a transfer of £370,000 (administration costs) from the Cabinet Office for services of the Parliamentary Counsel; and

a £60,000 adjustment to budgets which reduces capital charges (revenue) for care standards tribunal services (which moved from the Ministry of Justice) and increases capital by £60,000.

The Department of Health’s administration cost limit has increased by £6,370,000 as described above.

There is no change to the Food Standards Agency element of the DEL.