NHS: Finance

Health written question – answered on 15th December 2009.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the assessed value of (a) NHS-owned land and property in England was in each of the last three years and (b) NHS-owned land and property in England is that is currently unoccupied.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Health Services), Department of Health

The information is not collected in the precise format requested. However, the following information is provided.

The value of land and buildings owned by the national health service is published in their annual financial accounts. These data have been collated centrally and give values for 31 March as:

£ million
Land Buildings excluding dwellings Dwellings Assets under construction
2008-09 8,638 24,616 435 1,731
2007-08 11,275 25,904 508 1,427
2006-07 10,703 24,350 507 1,391

The data are based on that provided electronically to the Department by NHS trusts and primary care trusts and manually collated data from the financial accounts of foundation trusts. The availability and formatting of the foundation trust data means that they will not be complete.

Information is not collected centrally on NHS owned land and property that is currently unoccupied.

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