HC Deb 30 April 1991 vol 190 c119W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the total sum of money paid out in start-up and preparation costs for general practitioner fundholders in the financial year 1990–91; and if he will provide such estimates for each of the NHS regions.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The table provides the estimated expenditure, during 1990–91, on GP fundholding preparatory allowance broken down by regional health authority. Information on other payments made to potential fundholders is not available as it is not separately identifiable.

Region Estimated total expenditure 1990–91
Northern 464,000
Yorkshire 558,481
Trent 438,518
East Anglia 157,353
North West Thames 396,640
North East Thames 186,317
South East Thames 254,000
South West Thames 347,417
Wessex 233,200
Oxford 401,480
South-Western 300,228
West Midlands 450,000
Mersey 335,999
North-Western 312,754
Total 4,372,387

Mr. Cousins

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what would be the cost of making financial transactions internal to the NHS as a result of contracts and general practitioner budgets subject to VAT at the standard rate; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dorrell

The information requested is not available.