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PCT Budgets

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what Haringey Primary Care Trust's budget is; and what its original allocation was for 2006-07. (98063)

[holding answer 30 October 2006]: In 2006-07, the revenue allocation to Haringey Teaching Primary Care Trust was £346.3 million.

The overall financial position is managed by strategic health authorities (SHAs), who take the lead locally in developing and implementing a service and financial strategy for managing the financial position within their locality. As part of this management, SHAs can hold a reserve on behalf of their organisations to manage the overall financial position within their area. The size of any primary care trust (PCT) contribution to this reserve is a matter for local agreement between the SHA and the PCT, but the process is based on fairness. A PCT which makes a contribution will be entitled to have that contribution repaid within a period which does not normally exceed the three-year allocation cycle.