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East of England Strategic Health Authority: Finance

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of running the East of England Strategic Health Authority was in each year for which figures are available. (296162)

Figures published in the East of England Strategic Health Authority's (SHA's) annual reports show the following total management costs:

£ million

2005-06

15.719

2006-07

30.577

2007-08

12.373

2008-09

13.636

It should be noted that the 2005-06 figures are the combined management costs of three distinct SHAs: (i) Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, (ii) Essex, and (iii) Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, which officially merged to form the East of England SHA in July 2006. The 2006-07 management costs reflect non-recurring costs involved in the merger of the three existing SHAs into a unitary body in July 2006.