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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health has made the following Written Ministerial Statement today.
Subject to the necessary supplementary estimate, the Department of Health's element of the departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £262,454,000 from £65,583,213,000 to £65,845,667,000 and the administration cost limit will decrease by £4,042,000 from £297,448,000 to £293,406,000. The overall DEL including the Food Standards Agency will increase by the same amount, £262,454,000, from £65,722,240,000 to £65,984,694,000. The impact on resource and capital are set out in the following table.
|£ million||£ million||£ million||£ million|
|Department of Health|
|Total Department of Health DEL||262.454||63,987.863||1,857.804||65,845.667|
|Total Department of Health spending (after adjustment)||262.532||63,635.293||1,813.435||65,448.728|
|Food Standards Agency|
|Total Food Standards Agency DEL||0||139.027||0||139.027|
|Total Food Standards Agency spending (after adjustment)||0||137.023||0||137.023|
1 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 change in the DEL arises from the take-up of end-year flexibility £260,978,000 (£1,572,000 administration costs) for capital, revenue and administration budgets as set out in Table 6 of the Public Expenditure 200203 Provisional Outturn White Paper Cm 5884 published in July 2003. A net transfer from the Home Office of £1,980,000 (£50,000 administration costs) mainly for training costs at special hospitals, drugs misuse pilot projects and voluntary sector care projects helping to increase volunteers in intermediate care; from the Department of Trade and Industry £1,070,000 (£70,000 administration costs) for contributions towards the human genetics commission and to support development of genetics knowledge parks to increase understanding into a range of genetic-based issues
The administration cost limit has reduced by £4,042,000 from £297,448,000 to £293,406,000. In addition to the changes detailed above there is a decrease of £3,981,000 for transfers to programme budgets mainly for capitalisation of software developments.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Cabinet Office DEL will be increased by £2,043,000 from £311,289,000 to £313,332,000 and the gross administration costs limits will be increased by £2,644,000 from £223,733,000 to £226,377,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from additions from the DEL reserve of £3,500,000 for human resources restructuring, draw down of £140,000 end-year flexibility on Invest to Save funding provided to the Centre for Management and Policy Studies and net transfers to other government departments of £2,458,000.
We announced, in February last year that agreement had been reached with Bae Systems on the way ahead for the Nimrod MRA4 programme and undertook to report significant developments to the House. We are pleased to announce that, following detailed negotiations, a contract amendment, formally
Signature of the contract amendment demonstrates the positive relationship between the MoD and the company and the joint commitment to deliver this important military capability within the terms of our agreement. This contract amendment, however, although important, is not an end in itself. The work over the past year in putting the agreement into effect has set the programme on a much sounder footing for the future. Risks and challenges remain, however, and we are working hard with the company to assure the long-term stability of the programme.
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