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NHS: Finance

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) expenditure per unweighted head of each primary care trust and (b) (i) in-year and (ii) accumulated financial position was of each primary care trust for (A) 2003-04, (B) 2004-05 and (C) 2005-06. (124931)

The information on expenditure per unweighted head of each primary care trust (PCT) has been placed in the Library. Data on the in-year financial position for individual PCTs for the years requested are not held centrally. PCTs manage their resources on an annual basis, therefore the year-end financial position represents the accumulated position. This information has also been placed in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) accumulated financial position of the NHS and (b) the in-year financial position of the NHS was in each year since 1996-97. (124932)

The national health service manages its resources on an annual basis, therefore the year-end financial position represents the accumulated position. The in-year financial position can only be provided from 2002-03 as this the first year that adjustments for prior year performance were made. These figures are presented in the following table:

£ million

Total NHS net surplus/(deficit)

Total NHS in-year surplus/(deficit)

1996-97

(459)

n/a

1997-98

(121)

n/a

1998-99

(18)

n/a

1999-2000

(129)

n/a

2000-01

112

n/a

2001-02

71

n/a

2002-03

96

(5)

2003-04

73

68

2004-05

(221)

(298)

2005-06

(547)

(407)

2006-071

(437)

269

1 Quarter three forecast.

Notes:

1. The figures in the table exclude foundation trusts.

2. The 2006-07 forecast figures exclude the £450 million savings identified by SHAs through their continued prudent management of central NHS programme funds.

Source:

NHS Summarisation Schedules 1996-97 to 2005-06 and NHS financial monitoring returns 2006-07