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Infectious Diseases

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons expenditure on infectious disease fell between 2004-05 and 2005-06 as recorded in the NHS’s resource accounts. (113030)

Following the publication of the 2005-06 NHS resource accounts, an error was discovered in the underlying data for the 2004-05 financial year. Revised figures show that expenditure in the infectious diseases category increased from £1,019 million to £1,211 million an increase of 18.8 per cent. The increase in expenditure in the infections diseases programme, is a result of data re-classifications for primary care trusts in the NHS London area.