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Nhs Spending Targets

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 12 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will list the distance from spending target of each NHS trust in (a) Cornwall and (b) Devon in each year since 1992 for which figures are available. [15472](2) if he will list the deficits of

(a) health authorities and (b) national health service trusts in (i) Devon and (ii) Cornwall in each year since 1979 for which figures are available. [15388]

Details of the income and expenditure deficits of (a) health authorities and (b) National Health Service trusts in (i) Devon and (ii) Cornwall since 1991–92 are given in the table. Figures for earlier years will be placed in the Library shortly. The distance from spending target in NHS trusts has been interpreted as the income and expenditure position since NHS trusts are not set spending targets as such but receive income through contracts for healthcare provision to cover their expenditure.

(a)i. Health authority deficits in Devon
1991–92Exeter HA67,000
North Devon HA65,000
Torbay HA449,000
1992–93Exeter HA439,000
North Devon HA546,000
Plymouth HA1,963,000
1993–94North and East Devon330,000
South and West Devon1,198,000
1995–96North and East Devon1,728,000
South and West Devon4,068,000
1996–97North and East Devon3,708,000
South and West Devon5,558,000
(a)ii. Health authority deficits in Cornwall
1991–92Cornwall and Isles of Scilly35,000
1993–94Cornwall and Isles of Scilly2,491,000
1995–96Cornwall and Isles of Scilly225,000
1996–97Cornwall and Isles of Scilly3,151,000
The 1996–97 health authority figures are for merged health authorities (previously separate district health authorities and family health service authorities).Changes in accounting policies mean that not all years accounts are prepared on a comparable basis.

(b)i. Trust deficits in Devon
1992–93Devon Ambulance141,000
1995–96Plymouth Hospitals426,000
Plymouth Community49,000
Royal Devon and Exeter454,000
South Devon Healthcare821,000
1996–97Plymouth Community85,000
Royal Devon and Exeter532,000
South Devon Healthcare1,395,000
(b)ii. Trust deficits in Cornwall
1995–96Royal Cornwall Hospitals485,000
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Learning Disabilities NHS Trust changed its name to Trecare NHS Trust in 1995.