My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Matt Hancock) has made the following written statement:
The Department of Health and Social Care’s Vote on Account cash limit has been used in full between April 2020 and June 2020 to support the running costs of the department, NHS and Arm’s Length Bodies, including expenditure on the Covid-19 pandemic. This application from the Contingencies Fund is to access the budgetary cover already included in the 2020/21 Main Supply Estimate, as set out below.
Parliamentary approval for additional resources of £24,250,000,000 and additional capital of £750,000,000 will be sought in a Main Estimate for Department of Health and Social Care. Pending that approval, urgent expenditure estimated at £25,000,000,000 will be met by repayable cash advances from the Contingencies Fund.
This statement has also been made in the House of Commons: