HC Deb 09 May 2002 vol 385 c345W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the total savings to public funds of the Private Finance Initiative contract for the Fulbourn School of Nursing by comparison with a non-Private Finance Initiative alternative. [49545]

Mr. Hutton

The business case justifying the individual schemes estimating the net savings in present value terms (ie all future costs and benefits discounted to their present values) compared with publicly funding the scheme is shown in the table.

Net present costs of PSC v. PFI option
Trusts Eastern regional office/Fulbourn
PFI (£000) 14,449
Public (£000) 20,254
Savings in net present value terms (£000) 5,805
Difference % 29

Department of Health Vacancies Survey, March 2001—vacancies in NHS trusts by region and health authority areas1, occupational therapists
Three month vacancy: Staff in post:
Rates (percentage) Numbers (Wte) (hc)
England 4.1 480 11,180 13,130
Northern and Yorkshire 4.6 70 1,430 1,640
Bradford HA 7.5 10 120 140
County Durham and Darlington HA 3.6 0 80 90
East Riding and Hull HA 6.7 10 100 110
Gateshead and South Tyneside HA 5.7 10 80 90

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