§ Mr. Davidson
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reasons underlay his introduction of a new national accounts adjustment for NHS trusts' debt remuneration in table 2B.1 of his 1992 "Autumn Statement" (Cm 2096) and the treatment of hospital trusts as public corporations outside general Government; and if he will publish an analysis of this national accounts adjustment by the programmes for Health, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, together with the underlying calculations of interest payments on outstanding debt and of dividends on public dividend capital.
§ Mr. Portillo
The reasons are set out in paragraphs 2B.19 to 2B.23 of the 1992 "Autumn Statement" (Cm 2096). The forecasts of provision for debt interest and dividends are the responsibility of the individual health departments.