HC Deb 05 December 1996 vol 286 cc750-1W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the overspend or underspend position of each trust and each health authority as at 30 September 1996; and what appraisal he has made of the overall position relative to the budget figures. [5910]

Mr. Hague

NHS trusts are required to break even taking one year with another. This can be monitored only through accruals accounting reported in the trusts' income and expenditure statement. The Welsh Office receives regular monitoring returns from trusts and the position for the period ending 30 September is set out in table 1.

The total position reveals a reported surplus of £1.7 million, which is a significant improvement on the first quarter performance. Trusts that are reporting a deficit have been advised to take appropriate steps to rectify the situation.

Health authorities are required to ensure that spending is contained within notified cash limits for the financial year. Table 2 illustrates the health authority reported spend at the end of September against the latest notified revenue cash limit. No health authority is expected to exceed its finally notified cash limit at the end of the financial year.

Table 1: NHS Trusts Wales—year to date as at 30 September 1996 income and expenditure—net surplus/(deficit)
Trust £000
Bridgend (241)
Cardiff Community 175
Carmarthen (414)
Ceredigion (148)
Clwydian 112
Derwen 154
East Glamorgan 122
Glan y Mor 175
Glan Clwyd 43
Glan Hafren (175)
Gwent Community 24
Gwynedd Community 1,009
Gwynedd Hospitals 1,137
Llandough (1)
Llanelli 18
Mid Glamorgan Ambulance 52
Morriston (1,608)
Nevill Hall 132
North Glamorgan 21
North Wales Ambulance 140
Pembroke 129
Powys (25)
Rhondda (71)
Swansea 7
SEWAT (197)
UHW Dental 135
UHW 923
Velindre 330
West Wales Ambulance 21
Wrexham (191)
Total 1,788

Table 2
Health authority Latest notified cash limit Reported spend at end September
North Wales 373,847 186,979
Dyfed Powys 294,847 143,514
Morgannwg 299,945 147,733
Bro Taf 436,830 222,769
Gwent 304,698 150,902

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