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Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent per capita of the population by the NHS in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the north east and (c) England in each year since 1997. 
Andy Burnham: National health service expenditure per unweighted head is shown in the table. It is only possible to show figures for Gateshead and South Tyneside health authority (HA) area from 1997-98 to 2001-02; after this data shown is for the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Strategic Health Authority (SHA) area. North East is the area covered by the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, and County Durham and Tees Valley SHAs.
1. Expenditure by strategic health authority area is taken as the total expenditure of the SHA, predecessor HAs and PCTs within the SHA area.
2. Expenditure shown does not include all national health service expenditure within the area. Expenditure on general dental services and pharmaceutical services accounted for by the Dental Practice Board and Prescription Pricing Authority, respectively, are excluded. This expenditure cannot be included within the figures for the individual health bodies as they are not included in commissioner accounts.
Audited accounts of HAs 1997-98 to 2001-02.
Audited summarisation forms of SHAs 2002-03 to 2005-06.
Audited summarisation schedules of primary care trusts (PCTs) 2000-01 to 2005-06.
Office of National Statistics unweighted population figures.
Andy Burnham: Organisations in turnaround may have utilised external turnaround support in the form of professional advisers or turnaround directors to work with them to assist with their turnaround programme. This external turnaround support is often referred to as turnaround teams. Organisations are responsible for the procurement of this external support at a local level and hence any findings from their work will be held at the organisation.
On the basis of results reported at quarter three 2006-07, we believe the NHS is on course to at least deliver a balanced financial position at the end of 2006-07. This strengthened financial position is a clear sign that the NHS is delivering against the strict financial targets we have set.
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Department quarter three NHS financial report 2006-07
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of NHS organisations have ended the financial year in (a) aggregate and (b) in-year deficit in each financial year since 1997-98. 
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Data on the in-year financial position of NHS organisations are not collected centrally. The in-year financial position was only collected for 2006-07.
Audited National Health Service summarisation schedules
Andy Burnham: In his report on national health service financial performance 2005-06, published in June 2006, the Departments director general of Finance and Investment commissioned further detailed analysis from the Departments Chief Economic Advisor, asking him to consider factors that may have caused the emergence of deficits in 2004-05 and contributed to their geographical distribution. The Chief Economists report, entitled Explaining NHS deficits, 2003-04 to 2005-06, was published on the 20 February 2007, and a copy is available in the Library.
System change and financial imbalance: the dynamics of deficits, May 2006. A copy has been placed in the Library.
Financial management and control, which has already been published as annex E to the chief economist report.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1790-91W, on NHS finance, what the total value of capital-to-revenue transfers made by the NHS was in each year since 1990-91. 
Andy Burnham: The Department was given one cash limit for capital and revenue expenditure in the years prior to 1997-98. Capital delegated expenditure limit (CDEL) and revenue delegated expenditure limit (RDEL) controls were introduced in 1998 and the information requested, regarding transfers from CDEL to RDEL, has been provided in the answer in the 29 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1790-91W.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2007, Official Report, column 137W, on NHS: finance, what the monthly (a) income and (b) expenditure was of each NHS organisation in each month since April 2006. 
Andy Burnham: In line with our commitment to publish quarterly financial information, monthly income and expenditure data for each national health service organisation at quarters 1, 2 and 3 2006-07 has been placed in the Library.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2007, Official Report, column 138W, on NHS: finance, what elements of the weighted capitation formula the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA) is reviewing; and whether the recommendations ACRA makes to Ministers on changes to the weighted capitation formula to be published before they are used to inform allocations in 2008-09. 
Andy Burnham: The Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation is currently reviewing the weighted-capitation formula used to inform revenue allocations to primary care trusts (PCTs). The review will cover the market forces factor element and the needs element of the formula. The population base used for revenue allocations to PCTs post 2007-08 is also being reviewed. In addition, the review will look again at the issues faced by rural areas.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to implement the recommendation made on page seven of her Departments report Explaining NHS deficits, published on her Departments website on 20 February 2007, for further analysis of how strategic health authorities may offset weaknesses in the allocations process without undermining incentives for subsidiary organisations to make efficient decisions. 
Andy Burnham: At quarter 3 of 2006-07, the national health service reported total forecast expenditure against capital resource limit of £2,272 million. The total forecast underspend against capital resource limit was £322 million.
Andy Burnham: As outlined in the operating framework, published on 11 December 2006, by the end of the 2006-07 financial year we expect the national health service to return to net financial balance. 2007-08 will be a further year of financial recovery and we will require the NHS to make a net surplus of at least £250 million across NHS trusts, primary care trusts and strategic health authorities (SHAs).
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