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Mr. Russell Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans she has to change the Scotland Office (a) departmental expenditure limit and (b) administration costs limit for 200102. 
Mrs. Liddell: Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Scotland Office Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) will be increased by £751,571,000 from £16,422,121,000 to £17,173,692,000, and the administration costs limits will be increased by £334,000 from £6,502,000 to £6,836,000.
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increases of £1,749,000 for flood relief and coastal defences;
an increase of £10,231,000 from the Capital Modernisation Fund (CMF);
an increase of £334,000 for Electoral Registration Publicity;
an increase of £4,500,000 for the Forestry Commission;
an increase of £32,000 for the Employment Coalitions.
net transfers of £2,729,000 from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA);
net transfers of £902,000 from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP);
net transfers to Department of Health (DH) of £419,000;
a transfer of £78,000 to Home Office (HO);
a transfer of £199,000 to Cabinet Office (CO);
a transfer of £783,000 to Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Jane Kennedy: In accordance with section 35(1) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000, the Northern Ireland Policing Board shall, subject to my approval, appoint the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. It will be a matter in the first instance for the Board to consider whether to advertise the post internationally.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what date his Department established a working group of officials to prepare his Department for the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and on what dates this committee has met since it was set up. 
Work to implement the Freedom of Information Act is being overseen by the Department's senior management group, which receives regular progress reports. A task force of officials has been set up to assist with the implementation and compliance. Since June, presentations
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The Solicitor-General: Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the Attorney-General's Department's DEL will be increased by £25,375,000 from £426,088,000 to £451,463,000 and the administration costs limits will be increased by £22,476,000 from £299,627,000 to £322,103,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital is set out in the table:
The Crown Prosecution Service's DEL will be increased by £23,797,000 from £391,096,000 to £414,893,000 and the administration costs limit will be increased by £21,747,000 from £275,227,000 to £296,974,000. The increase in the resource element of the DEL arises from speeding up the reform of the CPS to allow it to contribute fully to criminal justice targets and implementation of section 37 of the Vehicles (Crime) Reduction Act 2001. The decrease results from a transfer of £83,000 for work taken over by the Insolvency Service under section 218 of the Insolvency Act 1986. The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from an increase of £1,750,000 to fund the introduction of joint CPS/police criminal justice and trial units and £300,000 to fund the provision of digital certificates for the secure transmission of case information.
HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor's Department DEL will be increased by £1,578,000 from £14,167,000 to £15,745,000 and the administration costs limits will be increased by £729,000 from £9,900,000 to £10,629,000. The increase in administration costs is to facilitate action being taken by the Treasury Solicitor's Department as part of their Modernising Government action plan. The increase in capital expenditure of £849,000 will be used to fund continued expansion of the Department's IT systems.
The increases will be partly offset by an allocation of £22,000,000 from the Criminal Justice System reserve, an allocation of £250,000 from the Civil Service Modernisation Fund, a transfer of £105,000 from the
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Home Office, an allocation of £300,000 from the Capital Modernisation Fund, the draw down of £1,750,000 of the Attorney-General's Department's capital Departmental Unallocated Provision and the surrender of £99,000 of the Attorney-General's Department's capital end-year flexibility of £4,406,000 as set out in Table 6 of the Public Expenditure 200001 Outturn White Paper Cm 5243 published July 2001.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 16 July 2001, Official Report, column 70W, what proportion of total NHS spending was used to provide mental health services in 19992000; and if he will make a statement. 
This figure is however not comparable with those of previous years or future years: 19992000 represents the first year that primary care group expenditure was included in the calculation and the formula used to apportion the expenditure was based on estimated data. In future years the data for primary care groups and trusts will be more detailed and the resultant figure for percentage spend will be more accurate.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Norwich, North (Dr. Gibson) of 23 October 2001, Official Report, columns 14445W, on mental health, what definition of appropriate accommodation is used in relation to his target for high secure hospitals. 
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 31 October 2001]: Paragraph 14.35 of the NHS Plan states that, by 2004, up to 400 patients should have moved from the high secure hospitals to more appropriate accommodation. The type of accommodation required for each patient will be determined by a careful assessment of the individual's needs and the degree of danger that they represent. The alternative placement might, depending on the outcome of the assessment, be medium secure, low secure or exceptionally discharge directly into the community.
Mr. Hutton: The category 'central health and miscellaneous expenditure' refers to a wide range of activities funded from the Department's spending programmes whose only common feature is that they receive funding directly from the Department and not via health authorities. Some of the services are managed
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directly by departmental staff, others are run by non- departmental public bodies, or other separate executive organisations.
There are approximately 45 budgets included within the category of 'other services', totalling £42 million planned expenditure for 200102 and referred to on page 51 of the latest departmental report. These are listed in the table.
|Payments to World Health Organisation||14,000|
|Expert patient programme||4,000|
|Haemophiliacs with HIV||2,050|
|Learning disability strategy||2,000|
|Foster care services||1,000|
|Prevention and treatment research||750|
|Health services for ethnic minorities||638|
|Protection of Children Act tribunal||410|
|European Pharmacopoeia Commission||350|
|Prevention of HIV and Hepatitis||250|
|Registered homes tribunal||200|
|Surveillance for STDs||200|
|Database on ethnic minority health||115|
|Europe against cancer||101|
|Blood and tissue infected with HIV||100|
|WHO effect of chemicals on health||100|
|Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain||92|
|British Pharmacopoeia Commission||80|
|British Pharmacopoeia Laboratory||80|
|Training in child health care||75|
|NHS radiation protection studies||72|
|WHO programme on chemical safety||50|
|Domestic violence initiative||49|
|Health co-operation agreements||42|
|DH product licences||40|
|Payments to Met. Office||34|
|Services for addicts||25|
|International conference expenses||10|
|Medical examination of immigrants||8|
|International Hospital Federation||7|
|Other payments to WHO||5|
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what items fall within the category of net capital expenditure of £1.5 million in 200102, referred to on page 30 of the 2001 departmental report. 
Mr. Hutton: The figure of £1.5 billion referred to on page 30 of the departmental report represents the planned level of exchequer funded capital investment in land, buildings and equipment for hospital and community health services in 200001.
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