HC Deb 30 October 1990 vol 178 c444W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what additional capital provision will be made to the national health service in the current year to reflect the cessation of value added tax refunds on construction work.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

In 1990–91 £160 million additional funding is being made available to the NHS to compensate for the termination from 1 April 1990 of refunds of VAT paid on construction work and for other minor capital expenditure.