NHS Direct

Health written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of operating NHS Direct in each of the last three years.

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

Expenditure on NHS Direct for the years 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 is shown in the following table. Expenditure figures for 2006-07 are not yet available.

£ million
Revenue( 1) Capital( 2) Total
2003-04 117.5 7.5 125
2004-05 121 10 131
2005-06 163 10 173
(1) Revenue funding available to NHS Direct via primary care trusts.

(2) Capital funding from the Department to NHS Direct.


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