HC Deb 18 March 1999 vol 327 cc782-3W
Mr. Moore

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list for the last 10 years how much money was raised from the sale of surplus properties in the NHS; if he will estimate the amount to be raised in the next 10 years and what use has been made of the proceeds of these sales. [77142]

Mr. Galbraith

Information is not held centrally on the disposal proceeds of surplus properties but the NHSiS has raised the sums in the table over the last 10 years from the sale of surplus land, buildings, vehicles and equipment.

1988–89 10,124
1989–90 17,550
1990–91 11,408
1991–92 10,344
1992–93 9,705
1993–94 14,362
1994–95 26,119
1995–96 49,083
1996–97 39,248
1997–98 31,407

All sale proceeds have been used for the benefit of the NHSiS by augmenting the public and private sector capital available to the Service.

Estimates of receipt proceeds for the next 10 years are not available. However the recent NHSiS capital planning exercise estimated receipts of the magnitude detailed in the table for the current year and the next five years. These receipts are from all asset disposals and again will be used to benefit the NHSiS.

1998–99 20,787
1999–00 17,210
2000–01 19,185
2001–02 31,093
2002–03 20,513
2003–04 13,670