asked the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the annual expenditure, in 1987 prices, from 1975–76 to date on repair, maintenance and improvement work on the Welsh National Health Service estate: what is his Department's estimate of the expenditure needed. to bring the condition of the Welsh National Health Service estate to a fully reconditioned and repaired state, complying with up-to-date building standards, not including the reconditioning of parts of the estate for which there is no intention to recondition or repair, but where the proper course is demolition or disposal, or the expected depreciation of the estate in this financial year; what is his Department's estimate of the annual expenditure to prevent the Welsh National Health Service estate's condition from deteriorating, excluding those parts of the estate for which there is no intention to recondition or repair, but where the proper cource is demolition or otherwise disposal; and what is the capital value of National Health Service buildings in Wales.
[pursuant to his reply, 13 May 1987]: Information is not collected on a routine basis either on the cost of bringing the NHS estate in Wales up to the condition described in the question or on the annual expenditure required to prevent deterioration. However, an exercise carried out in 1984 indicated that it would cost £99 million to bring the whole estate up to a standard where it was sound, operationally safe and exhibiting only minor deterioration. The capital value of the estate in Wales was given to the hon. Gentleman on 4 February 1987.The revenue expenditure on maintenance of NHS estate in Wales is shown in the table:
|Revenue Expenditure on the NHS Estate in Wales: 1987 Constant Prices|
|Financial Year||Building Maintenance Expenditure||Engineering Maintenance Expenditure||Total: Building and Engineering Maintenance Expenditure|
Source: Summary of NHS Annual Accounts.