HC Deb 06 February 2002 vol 379 cc1046-7W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he expects overspends by primary care trusts to be offset by savings by other health bodies. [32704]

Mr. Hutton

By the end of this financial year we expect all primary care trusts to live within their agreed resource limits. Where they require support at the year-end this will be provided principally through brokerage from elsewhere in the national health service. This is normal practice in managing the end of year financial position.