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Ms Shipley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many major acute hospitals (a) have been procured and (b) are being procured via the PFI process; what the capital value of each project is; and what stage they are at in the PFI procurement process. [59838]

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Mr. Hutton: Since May 1997 64 major acute schemes have been approved under the private finance initiative (PFI). The following tables list details of their capital value together with the stage they are at in the PFI procurement process.

Acute schemes operational

NHS TrustValue (£ million)Financial close dateOperational date
Carlisle Hospitals65.003 November 199729 May 2002
Dartford and Gravesham94.0030 July 199711 September 2000
South Buckinghamshire45.1014 December 199717 October 2000
Greenwich Healthcare93.001 July 19981 March 2001
North Durham Health Care61.0031 March 19982 April 2001
Calderdale Healthcare64.6031 July 29988 April 2001
South Manchester University65.608 June 199825 July 2001
Norfolk and Norwich Health158.009 January 199821 September 2001
Hereford Hospitals64.1031 March 19991 March 2002
Barnet and Chase Farm54.001 February 19992 March 2002
Worcestershire Acute86.6018 March 199918 March 2002
South Durham Health Care48.0028 May 19998 June 2002

Acute schemes reached financial close with planned operational date

NHS Trust Value (£ million)Financial close datePlanned operational date
Bromley117.9019 November 199830 April 2003
South Tees Acute Hospitals121.9016 August 19991 April 2003
Swindon and Marlborough96.005 October 199915 January 2003
King's Healthcare64.006 December 199931 January 2003
Leeds Community and Mental47.001 March 20001 December 2002
St. George's Healthcare49.0017 March 20001 April 2003
University College London404.0012 July 20001 April 2005
Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals22.008 December 200010 January 2003
West Middlesex University60.0030 January 20011 April 2003
Berkshire Healthcare29.701 April 20019 March 2003
Dudley Group of Hospitals137.001 May 200130 September 2004
Gloucestershire Royal32.0022 April 20021 September 2004

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Schemes yet to reach financial close. Operational dates to be determined as part of the PFI process

NHS Trust Value (£ million)Planned financial close date
Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals148.0001 September 2002
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire 178.001 September 2002
Southern Derbyshire Acute177.0030 November 2002
Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley70.301 September 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne123.801 February 2003
Portsmouth Hospitals121.0015 February 2003
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals95.0015 March 2003
Central Manchester Healthcare 199.001 June 2003
Barts and the London620.001 June 2003
Brighton Health Care25.001 July 2003
Lewisham Hospital44.001 July 2003
Leeds Teaching Hospitals125.001 August 2003
St. Mary's (Paddington Basin)327.0014 August 2003
North West London Hospitals60.001 October 2003
Avon and Western Wiltshire Mental Health48.001 October 2003
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals60.00 1 January 2004
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals53.001 January 2004
North Middlesex Hospitals74.001 January 2004
University Hospital Birmingham 306.001 April 2004
Southampton University Hospitals52.001 July 2004
South Devon Healthcare65.001 July 2004
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals41.001 July 2004
Peterborough Hospitals250.001 July 2004
Sherwood Forest Hospitals66.001 July 2004
St. Helens and Knowlsey Hospitals228.001 July 2004
North Staffordshire Hospital254.001 October 2004
Walsall Hospitals 44.001 January 2005
Tameside and Glossop Acute Services41.001 January 2005
Pinderfield and Pontefract Hospitals 200.001 January 2005
Salford Royal Hospitals175.001 January 2005
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells 175.001 January 2005
United Bristol Healthcare104.001 January 2005
Whipps Cross Hospitals313.001 January 2005
University Hospitals of Leicester363.001 January 2005
Essex Rivers Healthcare79.001 July 2005
East Kent Hospitals102.001 July 2005
Mid Essex Hospitals110.001 July 2005
Plymouth Hospitals101.001 July 2005
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals110.001 July 2005
Bradford Hospitals116.001 July 2005


Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which fees his Department, its agencies and associated public bodies collect; how much has been raised or is anticipated will be raised from each of these fees in each year from 1989–90 to 2004–05; which of these fees count as negative expenditure; and if he will make a statement. [59876]

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Mr. Lammy: The Department, its agencies and associated bodies collect fees or charges on a statutory basis and make charges where legislation allows on commercial services. Listed in the table is information where a fee or charge can be separately identified in accounts or departmental returns. Where fees or charges are not separately identified income has been attributed to the receiving body.

£ million

Health authority
Fees and charges67.790.192.0(22)113.8
Other income283.4185.1137.9144.1(22)136.9
District Health Authorities154.7124.9124.9156.0140.7152.0
Family Health Service Authority6.65.964.875.874.4
NHS Trusts
Road traffic accident income13.113.113.516.619.691.4122.7
Amenity beds/prescription charges5.029.855.597.1110.1138.8169.6216.7224.2266.0
NHS Supplies Authority fees52.062.952.950.544.
District Health Authorities—amenity beds1.71.2
District Health Authority—road traffic accident income7.33.50.3
Dental charges404394.8367.0383.3381.2383.0388.4419.6431.2453.1
Prescription charges215.2242.0265.3287.2298.7295.7320.9341.3366.7386.9
Nursing home inspection fees3.
English National Board for Nursing: registration fees1.
Subsidised dried milk0.
Medicines Control Agency—licences and inspections17.721.023.325.622.426.828.126.629.434.1
Youth treatment service income1.
NHS Pensions Agency fees0.
Medical Devices Agency Fees0.
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority: licence fees0.

(22) Inc. PCTs.

(23) NHS Logistics.


1. Figures are for completed financial years only. Subsequent years will be reviewed in light of changes in costs in the coming periods and cannot be forecast at this stage.

2. All income is either appropriations in aid on votes, consolidated fund extra receipts or is retained by the body concerned to offset expenditure.

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Natural Health Products

Dr. Iddon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will respond to the request of 25 April by Consumers For Health Choice for a meeting with the Under-Secretary to discuss regulation of the Natural Health Products Sector. [60201]

Ms Blears: My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Lord Hunt), and I will be holding meetings during July with representatives of a range of interest groups in the herbal sector, including consumers for health choice, to discuss the regulation of herbal remedies and supplements.

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