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Surplus Land Sales

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Norwich, South of 26 November, whether the proceeds of the sale of surplus land by health authorities may be used to offset revenue deficits or to fund capital projects; and if he will make a statement.

Receipts from the sale of surplus land and buildings are treated by health authorities as appropriations in aid to capital and used to offset gross capital spending.