HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 c541W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the total financial gains which have been made by the National Health Service resulting from the sale of surplus hospital land in each year since 1979 and the organisations which made purchases.

Mr. John Patten

The information in respect of the National Health Service in England is as follows:

Year ending 31 March £million
1979 7.5
1980 9.9
1981 15.2
1982 19.4
1983 18.0
1984 31.5

Figures for the year ending 31 March 1985 are not yet available. Information about the organisations which made the purchases is not held centrally and could not be obtained without disproportionate expenditure.