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Nhs (Stolen Property)

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the value of property stolen from the National Health Service in each of the last five years.

The annual accounts of health authorities in England incorporate a statement of losses which includes categories as follows:

Losses of cash due to Theft, Fraud, etc.

Losses of equipment and property in stores and in use due to Theft, Fraud or Arson, etc.

£

£

1982–83257,081609,312
1983–8496,388805,292
1984–8583,8961,180,604
1985–8677,4701,434,764
1986–87185,9351,587,207

1 Provisional (ie as yet unaudited figures).

Sources:

Annual financial accounts of regional and district health authorities and those of the special health authorities for the London postgraduate teaching hospitals. Annual financial accounts of family practitioner committees for 1985–86 and 1986–87. (Prior to 1 April 1985 losses incurred by family practitioner committees were reported with the annual accounts of the district health authorities with which the committees were associated.)