§ Mr. Anthony Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the latest information he has regarding the income generation pilot schemes in the National Health Service.
§ Mr. Mellor
Income generation schemes in the National Health Service are expected to produce about £11 million in the current financial year.
The Health and Medicines Bill will significantly increase the ability of health authorities to generate extra income. As a result, income from such schemes is likely to increase substantially during the next few years.