Departments: Private Finance Initiative

Health written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Stewart Hosie Stewart Hosie Shadow Spokesperson (Women), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) what the value was of annual private finance initiative payments made by her Department from (a) capital and (b) revenue budgets in each of the last five years;

(2) what value of annual private finance initiative (PFI) payments was (a) to repay capital and (b) expenditure on other parts of each PFI contract in each of the last five years, broken down by project.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Minister of State (Department of Health) (Delivery and Quality)

The value of annual private finance initiative payments made for each of the last five years is provided in the following table.

The annual payments made by national health service trusts to their private sector partners are taken from their revenue budgets and cover financing charges (capital repayment and interest charges), building maintenance and, in many cases, the non-clinical support services such as cleaning, laundry, catering, portering and security. The building and support services can account for between 40 per cent. and 50 per cent. of the annual payments.

We are not able to provide precise figures breaking down the annual payments into financing charges and other expenditure as this would require examining the financial model for each scheme which would incur disproportionate costs.

Payments made under PFI contracts 2002-03 to 2006-07
£ million
Unitary charge payment
NHS Trust/PCT Total capital value 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Dartford and Gravesham Hospital NHS Trust 94 20.5 19.1 19.5 20.0 20.5
North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 67 13.0 13.4 13.7 14.8 15.1
Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust 45 10.5 10.8 11.1 11.4 11.6
Norfolk and Norwich Health Care NHS Trust 158 38.7 39.7 40.7 41.7 42.7
County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 61 12.3 12.6 12.9 13.2 13.5
South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust 67 19.0 19.5 20.0 21.7 22.2
Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust 96 19.1 19.6 20.1 20.6 21.1
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust 65 17.1 17.5 17.9 18.4 18.8
Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust 118 5.8 18.7 19.2 19.6 20.1
Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup NHS Trust 15 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.1
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust 54 20.2 19.9 19.8 15.1 15.5
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 87 18.3 18.7 22.3 22.8 23.4
Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust 64 10.8 11.1 11.4 11.7 11.9
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 17 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0
County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 48 6.5 8.6 8.8 9.0 9.3
Sussex Partnership NHS Trust 22 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0
South Tees Acute Hospital NHS Trust 122 26.2 26.8 27.5 28.2
Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust 100 4.5 18.1 18.6 19.0 19.5
King's College Hospital NHS Trust 76 12.3 17.5 18.4 18.4 18.3
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust 28 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.9
Leeds Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust 47 8.3 8.5 8.7 8.9 9.1
St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust 46 7.3 7.6 7.8 7.8
Oxleas NHS Trust 11 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.5
University College London Hospitals NHS Trust 422 40.0 41.0
North East London Mental Health NHS Trust 11 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust 18 5.8 5.2 6.1 6.2 6.4
East London and the City Mental Health NHS Trust 15 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6
Cornwall Healthcare NHS Trust 10 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7
Northumbria Health Care NHS Trust 18 0.2 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.9
Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust 15 0.8 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 22 0.5 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 60 9.7 10.5 10.8 11.0
Northumbria Health Care NHS Trust 55 2.2 3.8 3.9 4.0
Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust 137 18.2 18.2
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust 30 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5
East and North Hertfordshire PCT 15 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.0
Surrey PCT 29 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2
The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust 13 0.1 3.1 3.2 3.3
Nuffield Orthopaedic NHS Trust 37 4.4
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 32 3.3 3.3 3.4
County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 10 0.9 2.1 2.2
Devon PCT 10 1.4 1 5 1.5
West Berkshire PCT 19 3.2 3.2 3.3
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 14 0.6 1.7 1.8
The Whittington NHS Trust 32 0.2
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 379 53.9
Brent PCT 21 2.8 2.9
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust 26 0.0 3.2 3.2
County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust 16 0.5 0.8 0.8
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust 110 8.5
Doncaster and South Humber Healthcare NHS Trust 12 1.6 1.8
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust 30 2.6 3.1
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust 69 3.5 7.1
Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust 238 13.2
Newham Healthcare NHS Trust 52 112
Avon and Western Wiltshire MH NHS Trust 33 6.3
Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust 24 0.4 2.5
Kirklees PCT 25 1.1 2.1
Wandsworth PCT 75 2.5 10.2
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust 31 0.4 5.0
Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust 47 8.6
Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust 51 2.9
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 76 0.1
Hampshire PCT 36 1.9
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust 28 7.2
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 30 1.1
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust 19 0.4

The annual payments made by NHS Trusts are from their revenue budgets to their private sector partners cover financing charges, building maintenance and, in many cases, the non-clinical support services such as cleaning, laundry, catering, portering and security, which can account for between 40 per cent. and 50 per cent. of the annual payments

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