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Healthcare Commission: Finance

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the annual budget of the (a) Healthcare Commission and (b) Commission for Social Care Inspection have been over the last five years. (171667)

[holding answer 5 December 2007]: The annual budgets of the Healthcare Commission (HC) and Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) over the last five years are set out as follows:

£000

Department of Health (DH) revenue

DH capital charges

Income

Total budget

DH capital

Healthcare Commission

2003-041

35,000

35,000

2004-05

71,694

1,670

3,250

76,614

5,072

2005-06

65,388

2,500

8,134

76,022

3,000

2006-07

71,367

2,800

8,200

82,367

4,000

2007-08

64,379

2,800

7,200

74,379

5,000

1Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) existed with a budget of £35 million revenue. HC took over some of CHI’s functions and was being set up in 2003-04.

£000

DH Revenue

DH Capital Charges

Other Income

Total Budget

DH Capital

Commission Social Care Inspectorate

2003-041

94,320

10,752

46,290

151,362

3,000

2004-05

98,005

10,000

44,402

152,407

2,000

2005-06

86,430

14,490

56,755

157,675

6,000

2006-07

80,984

15,840

64,500

161,324

19,978

2007-08

65,371

12,261

58,600

136,232

18,707

1 CSCI was being set up in 2003-04. Its predecessor organisation was National Care Standards Commission

Notes:

1. Figures for revenue and capital are grant-in-aid issued by the Department of Health and are the start of year figures. Figures for income are derived from the organisations’ annual accounts.

2. “Other income” represents income largely from regulatory fees.

3. Figures for CSCI up to 2006-07 include the cost of children’s social services functions transferred to Ofsted on 1 April 2007.

Source:

DH