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Nhs Funding

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the total (a) revenue and (b) capital funding to NHS institutions (i) in each region of England and (ii) in total in (A) 2001–02, (B) 2002–03 and (C) 2003–04 (estimated). [113212]

The Department made revenue allocations to health authorities in 2001–02 and 2002–03, and to primary care trusts in 2003–04.Information on revenue allocations to health authorities for 2001–02 and 2002–03 aggregated to regional offices, and revenue allocations to primary care trusts for 2003–04 aggregated to strategic health authorities, has been placed in the Library.Strategic health authorities were established on 1 October 2002. The Department does not make revenue allocations directly to strategic health authorities. The national health service regional offices determined the distribution of NHS capital in 2001–02 and 2002–03, details of funding has been placed in the Library.In 2003–04, the distribution of strategic capital and the Access Fund is determined by strategic health authorities, whilst operational capital is allocated direct to NHS trusts and primary care trusts. Information on the total capital in 2003–04 shown aggregated by strategic health authority has been placed in the Library.