HC Deb 13 February 2002 vol 380 c481W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether an NHS trust with foundation status which has established a joint venture company will(a) have to meet financial liabilities from its own budget and (b) have recourse to NHS material funds. [33947]

Mr. Hutton

The details surrounding the establishment of foundation hospitals have not yet been determined. The Department will work with chief executives of three star national health service trusts to examine the legal, financial, governance and accountability issues.

Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the funds which will be spent by NHS trusts seeking foundation status in the(a) current and (b) next financial year. [33948]

Mr. Hutton

No estimates have been made of the funds which will be spent by national health service trusts seeking foundation status. In part, this will depend upon the number of trusts making applications in each year. No trusts are seeking foundation status in the current financial year.

NHS trust net book value of disposals
NHS trust code NHS trust name Land Buildings and other assets
RGT Addenbrooke's NHS Trust 88 244
RDD Basildon and Thurrock General Hospital NHS Trust 0 111
RCP Bassetlaw Hospital and Community Health Service Trust 31 12
RMB Blackburn, H'burn and Ribble Valley NHS Trust 0 5
RMR Blackpool Victoria Hospital NHS Trust 0 80
RAE Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust 0 429
RGA Calderdale Healthcare NHS Trust 0 67
RCV Central Sheffield University Hospitals NHS Trust 1,500 3,993
RFS Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Hospital Trust 0 409
RLN City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust 9 27