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The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from:

Request for Resources 1 (RfRl)

Administration

Transfer to the DEL Reserve of £6,611,000 in respect of the overseas pricing mechanism (OPM) impact on the FCO.

Programme

I. DEL Reserve Claim of £14,600,000 in respect of Consular Premiums collected in the UK

II. DEL Reserve Claim of £12,849,000 in respect of the FCO/HMT 50/50 International organisations cost sharing agreement

III. Transfer to the DEL reserve of £3,837,000 in respect of the overseas pricing mechanism (OPM) impact on the FCO.

IV. Transfer from the DEL Reserve of £821,000 in respect of the overseas pricing mechanism (OPM) impact of the British Council.

V. Budgetary transfers to SIA of £200,000 and £74,000 in respect of planned programme activity.

Neutral Changes

I. An increase in income and expenditure of £16,600,000 in respect of wider market sales.

II. An increase in income and expenditure of £10,000,000 in respect of consular A in A.

III. An increase in income and expenditure of £4,830,000 in respect of an invoice from FCO to HO for Afghan delivery plan.

IV. An increase in income and expenditure of £3,789,000 in respect of an invoice from FCO to DFID for FTN Services.

V. An increase in income and expenditure of £3,413,000 in respect of reclaimable VAT. VI. An increase in income and expenditure of £2,000,000 in respect of an invoice from FCO to Cabinet Office

VII. An increase in income and expenditure of £1,766,000 in respect of an invoice from FCO to DFID for FTN Services.

VIII.. An increase in income and expenditure of £1,210,000 in respect of an invoice from FCO to SOCA for FTN Services.

IX. An increase in income and expenditure of £439,000 in respect of an invoice from FCO to HO for migration fund.

X. An increase in income and expenditure of £432,000 in respect of an invoice from FCO to DFID for FTN Services.

XI. An increase in income and expenditure of £168,000 in respect of an invoice from FCO to HMRC for FTN Services.

Capital

I. DEL Reserve claim of £9,094,000 in respect of the FCO/HMT 50/50 International organisations cost sharing agreement.

II. Transfer to the DEL Reserve of £318,000 in respect of the overseas pricing mechanism (OPM).

Neutral Changes

I. An increase in income and expenditure of £7,600,000 in respect of the asset recycling agreement with Treasury.


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II. An increase in income and expenditure of £1,087,000 in respect of the asset recycling agreement with Treasury.

Request for Resources 2 (RfR2) Programme

I. Drawdown of £60,500,000 balance of Africa peacekeeping main estimate provision for planned programme activity and budgetary transfers.

II. Budgetary transfer to MOD of £53,000,000 for peacekeeping (Balkans).

III. Drawdown of £46,500,000 balance of global peacekeeping main estimate provision for planned programme activity and budgetary transfers.

IV. Budgetary transfer from DFID of £5,000,000 for Africa conflict prevention activity (Sudan).

V. Budgetary transfer from DFID of £5,000,000 for Africa conflict prevention activity (humanitarian).

VI. Budgetary transfer from DFID of £5,000,000 for Africa conflict prevention activity (peacekeeping).

VII. Budgetary transfer to MOD of £4,200,000 for planned programme activity.

VIII. Take up off £4,000,000 EYF in respect of global conflict prevention pool for planned programme activity

IX. DEL reserve claim of £950,000 for global conflict prevention pool peacekeeping.


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X. Budgetary transfer from DFID of £875,000 for quick intervention programmes (QIPs).

XI. Budgetary Transfer from DFID of £341,000 for Africa conflict prevention activity.

XII. Budgetary Transfer from SIA of £190,000 for Africa conflict prevention activity.

Health

Departmental Expenditure Limits and Administration Cost Limits for 2005-07

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (Mr. Ivan Lewis): Subject to the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department of Health's element of the Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) will be reduced by £5,513,000 from £87,176,137,000 to £87,170,624,000 and the Administration Cost Limit will be increased by £12,259,000 from £227,319,000 to £239,578,000. The Food Standards Agency DEL remains unchanged at £144,847,000. The overall DEL including the Food Standards Agency will reduced by £5,513,000 from £87,320,984,000 to £87,315,471,000. The impact on resource and capital are set out in the following table.

ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal
Department of Health£ million£ million£ million£ million£ million

Resource DEL

632.421

-638.121

81,762.746

92.623

81,855.369

Of which:

Administration budget(*)

12.259

-

239.578

-

239.578

Near-cash in Resource DEL

534.070

-539.770

77,787.041

463.833

78,250.874

Capital DEL

-238.937

239.124

1,834.178

3,481.077

5,315.255

Total Department of Health DEL

393.484

-398.997

83,596.924

3,573.700

87,170.624

Depreciation(**)

-195.622

-1.649

-1,011.755

-37.428

-1,049.183

Total Department of Health spending (after adjustment)

197.862

-400.646

82,585.169

3,536.272

86,121.441

Food Standards Agency

-

-

-

-

-

Resources

0

0

143.900

0

143.900

Of which:

-

Administration budget(*)

.0

0

52.316

0

52.316

Near-cash in Resource DEL

0

0

140.677

0.060

140.737

Capital

.0

0

0.947

0

0.947

Total Food Standards Agency DEL

.0

-

144.847

0

144.847

Depreciation(**)

0

0

-2.004

0

-2.004

Total Food Standards Agency spending (after adjustment)

0

0

142.843

0

142.843

(*)The total of ‘Administration Budget’ and ‘Near cash in Resource DEL’ figures may well be greater than the total resource DEL, due to definitions overlapping.
(**)Depreciation, which forms part of resource DEL, is excluded form 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 reduced by £5,513,000 made up of transfers with the Department for Education and Skills of £5,669,000 for pension indexation costs and the National Assembly for Wales of £2,441,000 for cross border patient flows, dental sift budget and high security psychiatric services. These reductions are partially offset by an increase from the Scottish Executive of £1,600,000 for a contribution towards the healthy start programme and £997,000 additional funding from the Invest to save budget.


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The Department of Health’s administration cost limit has increased by £12,259,000 from programme budgets to reflect the re-timing of expenditure between years for the department's change programme.

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

NHS Finance

The Secretary of State for Health (Ms Patricia Hewitt): Today, my Department has published the National Health Service financial report for the third quarter of 2006-07. This report shows that the NHS as a whole is forecasting a £13 million surplus for the year.

We remain on course to deliver net financial balance across the NHS by the end of March 2007.

The report has been placed in the Library, and is available on the Department’s website at:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidanceArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4143035&a mp;chk=K/OpG3

We are also today laying before Parliament the Government's response to the Health Select Committee's Report on NHS Deficits (Cm 7028). We welcome the report from the Health Select Committee on NHS deficits and the valuable contribution made to the wider debate on the financial position of the NHS.

Our response has been placed in the Library, and is available on the Department's website at:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidanceArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4143033&a mp;chk=9%2B31I6

My Department is also publishing today, the report complied by our Chief Economist, entitled “Explaining NHS deficits, 2003-04 to 2005-06”. This report describes various evidence concerning NHS deficits and explores potential explanations for the timing, geographical patterns, and organisational structure of deficits. Its conclusion is that there is no single cause of deficits, although there is more evidence for some explanations than others.

The report has also been placed in the Library, and is available on the Department's website at:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidanceArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4143034&a mp;chk=WhXwaX


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