HC Deb 29 March 1994 vol 240 c688W
Mr. Luff

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes will be made to the cash limits of her Department in 1993–94.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The cash limit for class XII vote 1—hospital, community health, family health services (part) and related services, England—will be increased by £5,794,000, from £19,880,171,000 to £19,885,965,000. This increase covers transfers of £5,000,000 for enabling work for phase IV development of Derriford Hospital, from class I, vote 1, Ministry of Defence; £763,000 for payments to the National Health Service Estate Management and Health Building Agency and £123,000 in respect of Public Health Laboratory Service Board, from class XII, vote 3, Department of Health, administration, miscellaneous health services and personal social services, England; £93,000 for the cost of clinical placements in England in respect of Glasgow Caledonian university students, to class XIV, vote 18, student awards, Scotland; and an increase of £1,000 offset by receipts from members of the public towards the cost of medical treatment for Bosnian evacuees.

The non-voted cash limit for supplementary credit approvals for personal social services—DOH/LACAP—in England is to be increased by £1,183,500, from £23,700,000 to £24,883,500 in respect of the take up of entitlement to carry forward of underspends from the 1992–93 financial year under the end-year flexibility arrangements as announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 14 July 1993 at columns 512–17.

All increases will either be offset by increased receipts, transfers to or from other votes, or from the reserve and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.

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