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a decrease in the Depreciation provision of £21,000 from £356,000 to £335,000

Government Equalities Office: DEL

Statement

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon): My honourable friend the Minister of State, Government Equalities Office (Maria Eagle) has made the following Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Government Equalities Office Departmental Expenditure Limit will increase

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by 12,000 from £80,182,000 to £80,194,000 and the administration budget will increase from £9,605,000 to £9,617,000.

Within the Departmental Expenditure Limit change, the impact on resource and capital is as set out in the following table.

Change (£,000)New DEL (£,000)
VotedNon-VotedTotalVotedNon-VotedLimit

Resource

12

12

17,818

60,960

78,778

of which:

Administration 1

12

12

9,617

9,617

Near Cash 1

12

12

17,817

60,651

78,468

Capital

1,980

1,980

Depreciation 2

-564

-564

Total

12

12

17,818

62,376

80,194

1 The total of "Administration budget" and "Near cash in Resource DEL" figures may well be greater than total Resource DEL due to the definitions overlapping.

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

Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit

The change in the Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit arises from an increase in relation to the recording of International Financial Reporting Standards for accrued employee benefits. The increase arises from the change in staff numbers between 2008-9 and 2009-10 and planned increased amounts of annual leave carried over by staff into 2010-11.

There has been an increase in appropriation in aid for operating activities and this is offset by increased expenditure. This reflects the activities of the Women's National Commission which has been making its services available to other government departments and agencies in line with the review of the Women's National Commission.

Administration Costs Limit

This increases by £12,000 due to adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards for accrued employee benefits.

Health: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Thornton): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health (Andy Burnham) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I am publishing today the Consultation on Services for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in England.

Since 2005 the department, the National Health Service and other key stakeholders have been working together to identify the best ways to improve care and

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outcomes for those people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to reduce the overall prevalence of the condition. Following this work we have developed a set of recommendations for the NHS and further action for the department and we are now consulting with stakeholders. This document represents the final consultation stage before we publish the final strategy.

We estimate that over 3 million people in England live with this condition. One person dies in England of COPD every 20 minutes-a loss of about 25,000 lives every year. COPD is also the second most common cause of emergency admission and the fifth largest cause for readmission to hospital. It is also one of the most costly, in terms of acute hospital care.

It has therefore become clear that we need to change our approach to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of the condition As we have developed the strategy we have had extensive engagement with people with COPD and their carers

The strategy offers a real opportunity to make a difference to people with COPD and their carers. Successful implementation will require ongoing commitment and ambition and the engagement and involvement of all stakeholders.

The strategy does not define how each aspect of care should be delivered. We think services need to be sensitively planned and appropriately delivered in response to the needs of each local community. However, the strategy is designed to support local service plans within the NHS, and to complement other related national and local initiatives. This will include the clinical guidelines developed by NICE and other broader health promotion initiatives such as the national tobacco control programme. With better-coordinated and integrated services, we can provide care that better meets the complex needs of people with COPD and meets their expectations.

Because of the magnitude of the burden of asthma, we have given separate attention to that condition within this strategy, highlighting where there are synergies in the approach to the care of these conditions and where there are differences. It also highlights some aspects of good asthma services.

Consultation on Services for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD ) in England has been placed in the Library and copies are available for honourable Members from the Vote Office.

The consultation will run from 23 February to 5 April 2010.

HM Revenue and Customs: DEL

Statement

The Financial Services Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Myners): My right honourable friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Stephen Timms) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the Supplementary Estimate, the HM Revenue & Customs total DEL will be increased by £68,529,000 from £4,063,850,000 to £4,132,379,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table.



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Change (£,000)New DEL (£,000)
VotedNon-VotedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource DEL

25,206

46,286

3,703,057

397,623

4,100,680

of which:

Administration Budget †

24,206

46,286

3,982,092

46,286

4,028,378

Near-cash in RDEL †

22,243

46,286

3,378,640

431,771

3,810,411

Capital ††

-

-

241,633

-

241,633

Less Depreciation †††

-2,963

-

-209,934

-

-209,934

Total DEL

22,243

46,286

3,734,756

397,623

4,132,379

†The total of 'Administration Budget' and 'Near-cash in Resource DEL' figures may well be greater than total resource DEL, due to the definitions overlapping.

††Capital DEL includes items treated as resource in Estimates and accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in budgets.

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

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

a drawdown of the Modernisation Fund of £65,741,000 administration near cash to support costs for delivering modernisation and transformation across the Department.

a net increase of £2,797,000 administration non-cash to effect changes under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) where assets are in HMRC's balance sheet in Estimates and Accounts

the drawdown of End Year Flexibility of £1,000,000 programme near cash in accordance with the Public Expenditure outturn White paper (CM 7606) to fund expenditure on the Glover Portal.

a transfer of £1,574,000 administration near cash from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel for counsel costs relating to pages of new legislation.

a transfer of £379,000 administration near cash from the Northern Ireland Executive for work relating to the aggregates levy.

The change in the administration budget arises from the specific administration items detailed in the resource element above.

HM Treasury: DEL

Statement

The Financial Services Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Myners): My honourable friend the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury (Sarah McCarthy-Fry) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Subject to parliamentary approval of the Spring Supplementary Estimate, HM Treasury's Resource DEL will be increased by £9,401,000 from £230,747,000 to £240,148,000. The Administration Budget will be increased by £6,431,000 from £180,145,000 to £186,576,000. The

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impact on resources, including the administration budget is set out in the following table:

ChangeNew DEL
VotedNon- votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource

9,401,000

-

219,304,000

20,844,000

240,148,000

of which:

Administration budget*

6,431,000

-

186,576,000

-

186,576,000

Near cash in RDEL*

9,401,000

-

209,619,000

31,444,000

241,063,000

Capital**

-

-

154,800,000

2,142,000

156,942,000

Less: Depreciation***

-

-

-7,915,000

-

-7,915,000

Total

9,401,000

-

366,189,000

22,986,000

389,175,000

* The total of 'Administration budget' and 'Near cash in Resource DEL' figures may well be greater than total Resource DEL, due to definitions overlapping.

** Capital DEL includes items treated as resource in Estimates and accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in budgets.

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

Home Office: DEL


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