§ Mr. Meale
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what account his Department takes of the quantity of funding received by the health service from charities in determining public expenditure in this area; 
(2) to what extent Government financial policy on the NHS assumes a continued level of charitable contributions to keep the service functioning. 
§ Mr. Horam
The table shows the total income of funds held on trust by the national health service in England.
£000s 1992–93 256,012 1993–94 245,032 1994–95 255,702
Summarised account for the trust funds held by regional and district health authorities, NHS trusts and special health authorities for the London postgraduate teaching hospitals and special trustees.
Funds held on trust include both charitable and non-charitable funds.