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NHS Expenditure

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on the national health service in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2005-06; and what the percentage change was in real terms over that period. (106389)

The average real terms increase in national health service total net expenditure for the period 1996-97 to 2005-06 is 6.3 per cent.

The real terms increase year on year from 1996-97 to 2005-06 is included in the following table.

NHS Total Expenditure: England -1996-97 to 2005-06

Net NHS Expenditure1 (£billion)

Percentage increase

Percentage real terms increase2

Cash3

1996-97

Outturn

32.997

3.2

0.2

1997-98

Outturn

34.664

5.1

2.1

1998-99

Outturn

36.608

5.6

3.0

1999-00

Outturn

39.881

8.9

6.8

RB Stage 14

1999-2000

Outturn

40.201

2000-01

Outturn

43.932

9.3

7.8

2001-02

Outturn

49.021

11.6

9.0

2002-03

Outturn

54.042

10.2

6.9

RB Stage 2,5,6

2003-04

Outturn

64.183

2004-057

Outturn

69.306

8.0

5.1

Estimated

2005-06

Outturn

77.847

12.3

10.2

1. Figures are not consistent over the period (1996-97 to 2005-06), therefore it is difficult to make comparisons across different periods.

2. Figures from 2003-04 include a technical adjustment for trust depreciation.

3. Expenditure pre 1999-00 is on a cash basis.

4. Expenditure figures from 2003-04 to 2005-06 are on a Stage 2 Resource Budgeting basis.

5. Expenditure figures from 1999-00 to 2002-03 are on a Stage 1 Resource Budgeting basis.

6. The Resource Budgeting Stage 2 expenditure figures shown for 2004-05 to 2005-06 are consistent with table 3.4 of the 2006 Departmental Report.

7. Includes a technical adjustment in 2004-05 for provisions of £-1,497 million.

Note:

GDP deflator as at 27 September 2006