To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total amount of rates or payments in lieu of rates, paid (a) by each regional health authority and (b) in respect of other National Health Service property not attributable to any particular regional health authority.
[holding answer 19 November 1987]: The following are provisional, that is, as yet unaudited, figures derived from 1986–87 annual accounts submitted to the Department:
|Expenditure on rates/payments in lieu of rates|
|North West Thames||11,709|
|North East Thames||15,025|
|South East Thames||11,280|
|South West Thames||9,599|
|Number of cases on in·patient waiting list with national ranking by percentage change—NHS Hospitals England|
|District health authority||September||March||Change September 1982 to March 1987|
|Hounslow and Spelthorne||3,127||5,863||2,736||87·5||5|
|Lewisham and North Southwark||5,335||9,341||4,006||75·1||8|
|Dartford and Gravesham||2,916||4,846||1,930||66·2||10|
Other NHS Bodies/Authorities
|Special health authorities for the London postgraduate teaching hospitals||1,991|
|Family Practitioner Committees||1,291|
|Prescription Pricing Authority||423|
|Dental Estimates Board||100|
1 Includes expenditure by regional and district health authorities.
2 Excludes certain NHS bodies and authorities, etc. (eg the Central Blood Laboratories Authority) whose annual accounts do not separately identify their expenditure on rates or payments in lieu of rates.