HC Deb 17 May 1994 vol 243 cc418-9W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health for each year since 1987, how much the NHS has paid to district valuation officers for valuation work on NHS land and property assets which are earmarked for disposal.

Mr. Sackville

Health authorities contract individually with the district valuation office for required services. The total of amounts paid are not available centrally.

The valuation office has recently centralised its own records enabling it to set out the total paid by the national health service for services—in England—and has provided the following figures. They include for all services, not just for work in respect of disposals. Information for prior years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

1991–92 1,131,432
1992–93 831,625
1993–94 1,696,692