§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the health authorities where estimates of annual income uncollected have been given by statutory auditors, giving the estimate for each health authority.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
In their reports on the audit of the accounts of health authorities for 1983–84 statutory auditors gave estimates of income uncollected. However, these figures do not cover income in respect of private patients alone. They also include income from other unrelated non-NHS activities and due under the Road Traffic Acts. The estimates were as follows:
£ Bradford DHA 5,500 Darlington DHA 20,000 Sheffield DHA 9,000 Nottingham DHA 24,377 Lewisham and North Southwark DHA 21,360 Camberwell DHA 55,650 Merton and Sutton DHA 1,450 National Hospitals for Nervous Diseases SHA 133,646 Oxfordshire DHA 7,918 Coventry DHA 45,000 Torbay DHA 1,000 North Birmingham DHA 11,154 Shropshire DHA 2,110 Durham DHA 3,600 Calderdale DHA 24,941 Airedale DHA 800