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NHS: Finance

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the NHS underspend was in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down by primary care trust. (197923)

The net under/overspend reported by the national health service in audited accounts for the years 2004-05 to 2006-07 is provided in the following table. The 2006-07 audited final position for individual NHS organisations, is available in the Library under the title ‘table showing audited figures for the NHS for the financial year 2006-07’. Tables showing the audited financial figures for individual NHS organisations for the years 2004-05 and 2005-06 have been placed in the Library.

Final accounts under/(overspend)

£000

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Total NHS

221,358

547,256

514,621

Notes:

1. Final account figures for 2005-06 include unaudited figures for one NHS trust. 2. Foundation trusts not included.

Source:

Audited summarisation schedules