§ Mrs. Angela Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes she proposes to the cash limits and running costs limit of her Department in 1993–94.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary revised and supplementary estimates, the cash limit for class XII, vote 1—hospital, community health, family health services (part) and related services, England—will be reduced by £39,126,000, from £19,977,328,000 to £19,938,202,000. This reduction allows for a transfer of £35,597,000 for an increase in the national health service trusts' aggregate external financing limit; an amount of £3,657,000 to class XII, vote 3—£3,570,000 net in respect of research and development and £87,000 for the Health Education Authority for work on "The Health of the Nation". These reductions are partly offset by a transfer of £128,000 from class VII, vote 3—Department of the Environment urban aid and derelict, land reclamation, England—in respect of the urban programme.
The cash limit for class XII, vote 3—Department of Health, administration, miscellaneous health services and personal social services, England—will be increased by £3,790,000—from £1,437,435,000 to £1,441,225,000. This increase will be fully offset by transfers of £3,657,000 from class XII, vote 1, as mentioned earlier; £88,000 from class XIII, vote 4—Department of Social Security, administra-tion and miscellaneous services—£68,000 for accommoda-tion and £20,000 for postage; £45,000 from class V, vote 1 —Department of Employment: programmes and central services—concerning a grant for the Alcohol Workplace Advisory Service and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.
The Department's gross running cost limit will be reduced by £6,838,000 from £259,694,000 to £252,856,000. This reflects a reallocation out of running costs of £6,926,000 in respect of the health benefit unit, offset by the effect of transfers from the Department of Social Security mentioned above.
§ Mr. Oppenheim
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes she has for the cash limits and running costs limits for the Office of Population Censuses and Statistics for 1993–94.
§ Mr. Sackville
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the cash limit for class XII, vote 6—Office of Population Censuses and Surveys —will be increased by £83,000 from £32,588,000 to £32,671,000 and the gross running costs limit will be increased by £112,000 from £46,583,000 to £46,695,000. This reflects a transfer of running costs provision of £112,000 from Chessington Computer Centre for payroll costs, and increased appropriations in aid of £29,000 from242W the Departments of the Environment, National Heritage and Education for transfers in respect of the general household survey.