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Resource Accounting

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to review the way the system of resource accounting and budgeting is applied to NHS trusts. (109630)

We recognise the rationale behind the Audit Commission’s recommendation to reverse the impact of past resource accounting and budgeting deductions made to national health service trust income and to create a central buffer to absorb the impact.

We will look again at the case for reversing the impact of past resource accounting and budgeting reductions on delivery of financial balance in 2006-07.