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Social Security Benefits: Compensation

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money has been recovered by the NHS under the provisions of the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 in each year since it entered into force. (252336)

I have been asked to reply.

The Department for Work and Pensions administers recoveries on behalf of the NHS. However those recoveries are not under the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997, but the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999, and The Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.

Those recoveries are in the following table:

NHS Recoveries

£ million

1999-00

30.05

2000-01

75.85

2001-02

98.28

2002-03

105.03

2003-04

105.65

2004-05

117.50

2005-06

121.50

2006-07

128.19

2007-08

137.04

2008-091

111.19

1 This figure is up to and including December 2008