§ Mr. Derek Twigg
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the(a) planned and (b) actual expenditure was in the NHS in the north-west in (i) 1997–98, (ii) 1998–99 and (iii) 1999–2000 
Name of NHS Trust Type of investment Year full business case submitted for approval Whether full business case has been approved Date of approval (where relevant) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust Patient Administration System and some Departmental systems 1999 Yes December 1999 Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust Order Comms/Results Reporting and Departmental systems 1999 Yes February 1999 Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust Patient Administration System 19991 Yes January 1999 Royal Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Integrated Patient Management System 19991 Yes August 1999 Bury Health Care NHS Trust and Rochdale Healthcare NHS Trust Electronic Patient Records 2000 No, but decision imminent n/a
§ Mr. Denham
The planned and actual expenditure in the National Health Service in the north-west from 1997–98 up until 1999–2000 is as follows:
£ billion Planned expenditure Actual expenditure 1997–98 3.68 4.11 1998–99 4.01 4.51 1999–2000 4.61 5.27
Notes:There are three main factors to consider in reviewing these figures: Unlike the actual figures shown, planned expenditure collected at the beginning of the year does not include expenditure on services that are treated as non-cash limited;Secondly, significant allocations are received during the year, after plans are submitted. These allocations comprise new money to the NHS, and also changes to the way in which funding to NHS trusts is provided; andOne-off items of expenditure can effect comparisons with related plans and previous years.