Where a health and social services trust charges for car parking at a hospital under an income generation scheme, all of the revenue raised is available for use as decided by the trust to enhance and improve patient care. Such resources are therefore spent alongside that raised through the normal commissioning process and the trust will decide to which medical specialty they should be allocated.
The private finance operator of the car park at the Royal Group of hospitals, car park services, bears all the costs of operating the car park and accrues all profits in return. The amount of revenue raised is therefore not included in the financial records of the Royal Group of hospitals HSS trust. The trust has written to the operator requesting information on revenue raised. I will write to the hon. Lady as soon as the information has been received and place a copy in the Library.