NHS Budgets

Health written question – answered on 29th June 2004.

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Photo of Professor Ross Cranston Professor Ross Cranston Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget was for (a) the NHS in England and (b) NHS maternity services in England in each year since 1992.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The Department records historic data on expenditure and not on annual budgets. It is this data that is shown in the tables.

National health service total expenditure for England -- £ billion
Net NHS expenditure (Outturn)
Cash 1
1991–92 25.4
1992–93 28.0
1993–94 28.9
1994–95 30.6
1995–96 32.0
1996–97 33.0
1997–98 34.7
1998–99 36.6
1999–2000 39.9
RB Stage 1 2
1999–2000 40.2
2000–01 43.9
2001–02 49.0
2002–03 54.0

(4) Expenditure pre 1999–2000 is on a cash basis.

(5) Expenditure figures from 1999–2000 to 2002–03 are on a stage 1 resource budgeting basis (and consistent with figures to be published in table 3.4a of Departmental Report 2004).

Note:

Figures are not comparable over the whole period.

Hospital and community health services expenditure on maternity services—England, 1991–92 to 2002–03
£
1991–92 977,208,570
1992–93 1,011,857,187
1993–94 1,007,065,252
1994–95 1,006,545,942
1995–96 1,012,530,343
1996–97 1,048,650,541
1997–98 1,053,832,887
1998–99 1,089,179,652
1999–2000 1,153,864,597
2000–01 1,192,362,905
2001–02 1,270,961,420
2002–03 1,383,835,950

Sources:

1. Annual financial returns of district and regional health authorities and the special health authorities for the London postgraduate teaching hospitals, 1991–92 to 1995–96.

2. Annual financial returns of NHS trusts, 1991–92 to 2002–03.

3. Annual financial returns of primary care trusts, 2000–01 to 2002–03.

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