NHS: Surplus Land

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th July 2009.

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Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Health will consider the outsourcing of the management of National Health Service land and buildings in the light of the experiences in that area of the Department for Work and Pensions and the Ministry of Defence.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

Individual National Health Service trusts are separate legal entities. They are responsible for the management and disposal of land and buildings in their ownership. The department currently has no plans to seek to outsource at a national level the management of land and buildings in the ownership of National Health Service trusts.

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