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Rates

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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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
£000
Regions1
Northern13,360
Yorkshire13,065
Trent20,817
East Anglian7,449
North West Thames11,709
North East Thames15,025
South East Thames11,280
South West Thames9,599
Wessex7,888
Oxford7,427
South Western9,131
Number of cases on in·patient waiting list with national ranking by percentage change—NHS Hospitals England
District health authoritySeptemberMarchChange September 1982 to March 1987
19821987NumberPercentageRank
Milton Keynes162,6142,60843,466·71
Halton71411341,914·32
Islington1,0982,8261,728157·43
Huntingdon47192245195·84
Hounslow and Spelthorne3,1275,8632,73687·55
East Surrey1,2572,3271,07085·16
West Essex2,5554,6452,09081·87
Lewisham and North Southwark5,3359,3414,00675·18
Bexley1,1231,95383073·99
Dartford and Gravesham2,9164,8461,93066·210
Harrogate1,2742,05978561·611

£000

West Midlands14,618
Mersey10,465
North Western12,939

Other NHS Bodies/Authorities

2

Special health authorities for the London postgraduate teaching hospitals1,991
Family Practitioner Committees1,291
Prescription Pricing Authority423
Dental Estimates Board100

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.