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NHS Blood and Transplant: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the budget was for the NHS Blood and Transplant Special Health Authority in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07 and (e) 2007-08; (200637)

(2) what the combined budget was of the National Blood Service and UK Transplant and Bio Products Laboratory in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07 and (e) 2007-08.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) was established in October 2005 following the merger of the National Blood Authority (NBA) (made up of the National Blood Service and Bio Products Laboratory) and UK Transplant (UKT).

Information on the total budget is provided in the following table.

Special health authority

Total budget (£ million)

2003-04

NBA and UKT

415

2004-05

NBA and UKT

445

2005-06

NBA and UKT (until September 2005). NHSBT from October 2005

448

2006-07

NHSBT

448

2007-08

NHSBT

483