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Health Services: Greater London

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much capital allocation to the London NHS was returned to the Exchequer in each of the last 10 years; and what the main reasons were for each instance of underspend. (205332)

Underspends against capital allocations generated by the national health service are not returned to the Exchequer. They are carried forward and made available to spend in future years. Explanations for the underspends are not collected centrally.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding was provided for health services in the London boroughs of (a) Greenwich, (b) Bromley, (c) Lewisham and (d) Bexley in each of the last five financial years; what such funding is planned for each of those boroughs in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement; (205337)

(2) what the change in funding for health services in the London boroughs of (a) Greenwich, (b) Bromley, (c) Lewisham and (d) Bexley was over the period 2003-04 to 2007-08.

The Department makes revenue allocations to primary care trusts (PCTs) rather than to boroughs.

The revenue allocations made to Greenwich Teaching PCT, Bromley PCT, Lewisham PCT, and Bexley care trust for the years 2003-04 to 2008-09 and the cash increases from 2003-04 to 2008-09 for each PCT are set out in the following tables.

The aim is to announce the 2009-10 and 2010-11 PCT revenue allocations by the summer.

£000

Allocation

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Bexley Care Trust

181,941

199,058

217,632

258,661

281,904

297,301

Bromley PCT

264,585

289,086

315,280

373,188

403,632

425,678

Greenwich Teaching PCT

238,961

262,607

287,940

344,632

372,379

392,719

Lewisham PCT

283,282

311,262

341,224

397,785

429,633

453,100

Cash increases to allocation from 2003-04 to 2008-09 (£000)

Bexley Care Trust

109,880

Bromley PCT

153,398

Greenwich Teaching PCT

143,797

Lewisham PCT

167,366

Notes:

1. Comparisons between allocations rounds cannot be made because of changes to funding included in revenue allocations.

2. In 2008-09, all PCTs received an above-inflation cash increase of 5.5 per cent.

Sources:

1. Primary Care Trust Unified Allocations 2003-04 to 2005-06.

2. Primary Care Trust Unified Allocations 2006-07 to 2007-08.

3. Primary Care Trust Revenue Allocations 2008-09.