Dorset and Somerset Strategic Health Authority

Health written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Mr Adrian Flook Mr Adrian Flook Conservative, Taunton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how much money each primary care trust in the Dorset and Somerset Strategic Health Authority area has received for helping general practitioner surgeries to (a) expand, (b) build new surgeries and (c) renovate outdated buildings in each of the last four years; and what the budgets are for the coming financial year;

(2) how much money the Dorset and Somerset Strategic Health Area (a) has received and (b) is due to receive under the Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) Scheme, broken down by primary care trust;

(3) how much of the 2004–05 Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) allocation to Dorset and Somerset Strategic Health Authority has been spent, broken down by primary care trust.

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

There are presently no national health service local investment finance trust (LIFT) schemes or private finance initiative (PFI) activity related to general practitioner premises improvements in the Dorset and Somerset Strategic Health Authority (SHA) area. Dorset and premises improvements in the Dorset and Somerset Strategic Health Authority (SHA) area. Dorset and Somerset SHA has advised that it received no applications from local primary care trusts for the fourth wave of LIFT schemes.

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