§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the(a) income and expenditure deficit or surplus and (b) the recurring deficit or surplus for Suffolk Health Authority for each of the past five years up to and including 1999–2000. 
§ Mr. Denham
The information available is given in the table.
The income and expenditure surplus/(deficit) and recurring surplus/(deficit) for Suffolk Health Authority £000 Year Surplus/(deficit) for the financial year Recurring surplus/(deficit) 1995–96 (3,698) (3,601) 1996–97 (4,300) (9,271) 1997–98 (178) (9,449) 1998–99 1— 1— 1999–2000 1— 1— 1 Not available
1. 1993–94 is not comparable with subsequent years as the accounts included the provision of services which were transferred upon the establishment of a trust.
2. 1996–97 and 1997–98 are not comparable with previous years due to change in accounting policy and a reorganisation of health bodies. Departmental funding from cash drawing to an accrual figure.
3. Latest available figures are for 1997–98, therefore there are no figures for 1998–99 or for 1999–2000.
Annual accounts of district health authorities 1993–94 to 1995–96
Annual accounts of the health authorities 1996–97 to 1997–98