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Private Sector Contracts

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many routine operations have been performed by the private sector for NHS patients in each year since 1997. (61721)

Information is not available relating to operations commissioned locally from the private sector. Information on the number of elective procedures performed by centrally procured independent sector schemes from 2003-04 is shown in the table.

Procedures

2003-04

3,663

2004-05

36,580

2005-06

52,333

Note: Data prior to 2003-04 is not available. Source: Department of Health.