NHS Repairs

Health written question – answered on 1st September 2004.

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Photo of Mr Andy King Mr Andy King Labour, Rugby and Kenilworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government achieved their target of reducing disrepair on the NHS estate by 25 per cent. between April 1999 and March 2004; what the total repair backlog on the NHS estate was in (a) March 2003 and (b) March 2004; and if this information is not currently available, when will he make it available.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

NHS estates collects data on backlog maintenance from national health service trusts through its estates return information collection. The latest data relate to 2002–03 and this remains the subject of a statistical validation exercise, which will be completed shortly. Once the validation exercise is complete I will write to my hon. Friend.

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