NHS Finance

Health written question – answered on 12th December 2005.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what spending on the NHS in England has been in (a) real terms and (b) nominal terms in each year since 1990; and what estimate she has made of expenditure on the NHS in England in each year until 2007–08.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

The information in the table shows the growth in total net national health service expenditure in nominal and real terms (2004–05 prices).

Net NHS total expenditure: England, 1990–91 to 2007–08 -- £ billion
A. Net NHS expenditure real in 2004–05 Prices(55) B. Net NHS expenditure nominal(55)
Cash(56)
1990–91 Outturn 32.74 22.33
1991–92 Outturn 35.06 25.35
1992–93 Outturn 37.49 27.97
1993–94 Outturn 37.83 28.94
1994–95 Outturn 39.38 30.59
1995–96 Outturn 40.05 31.99
1996–97 Outturn 39.91 33.00
1997–98 Outturn 40.72 34.66
1998–99 Outturn 41.91 36.61
1999–2000 Outturn 44.78 39.88
Resource Budgeting Stage 1(57)
1999–2000 Outturn 45.14 40.20
2000–01 Outturn 48.69 43.93
2001–02 Outturn 53.02 49.02
2002–03 Outturn 56.65 54.04
Resource Budgeting Stage 2(58)(5508520059)
2003–04 Outturn 64.34 63.00
2004–05 Outturn 69.71 69.71
2005–06 Plan 74.52 76.39
2006–07 Plan 80.10 84.32
2007–08 Plan 85.69 92.64

(55)Figures are not consistent over the period (1990–91 to 2007–08), hence no comparisons should be made across different periods.

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

(57)Expenditure figures from 1999–2000 to 2002–03 are on a Stage1 Resource Budgeting basis.

(58)Expenditure figures from 2003–04 to 2007–08 are on a Stage 2 Resource Budgeting basis.

(59)The Resource Budgeting Stage 2 expenditure figures shown for 2004–05 to 2007–08 are consistent with the 2005 Departmental Report and Chief Executive's Report.

Note:

Based on the GDP Deflator series as at 28 September 2005.

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