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NHS: Finance

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the baseline cost pressure on the NHS in (a) cash terms and (b) percentage terms resulted from increases in private finance initiative revenue costs in each financial year from 2008-09 to 2010-11. (163370)

The amount by which the national health service’s expenditure is expected to increase, as a result of further private finance initiative (PFI) schemes reaching completion, in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11, is included in the first line of the following table.

These annual PFI-related increases are then expressed as a percentage of the total anticipated annual increases in baseline costs in the second line.

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

PFI payments, increase on previous year (£ million)

81

133

61

PFI payments, increase on previous year (as percentage of total annual increase in the NHS’ baseline costs)

1.4

2.3

1.0