§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the annual expenditure, in 1987 prices, from 1975–76 to date on repair, maintenance and improvement work on the Welsh National Health Service estate: what is his Department's estimate of the expenditure needed. to bring the condition of the Welsh National Health Service estate to a fully reconditioned and repaired state, complying with up-to-date building standards, not including the reconditioning of parts of the estate for which there is no intention to recondition or repair, but where the proper course is demolition or disposal, or the expected depreciation of the estate in this financial year; what is his Department's estimate of the annual expenditure to prevent the Welsh National Health Service estate's condition from deteriorating, excluding those parts of the estate for which there is no intention to recondition or repair, but where the proper cource is demolition or otherwise disposal; and what is the capital value of National Health Service buildings in Wales.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
[pursuant to his reply, 13 May 1987]: Information is not collected on a routine basis either on the cost of bringing the NHS estate in Wales up to the condition described in the question or on the annual expenditure required to prevent deterioration. However, an exercise carried out in 1984 indicated that it would cost £99 million to bring the whole estate up to a standard where it was sound, operationally safe and exhibiting only minor deterioration. The capital value of the estate in Wales was given to the hon. Gentleman on 4 February 1987.
The revenue expenditure on maintenance of NHS estate in Wales is shown in the table: 395W
Revenue Expenditure on the NHS Estate in Wales: 1987 Constant Prices £000 Financial Year Building Maintenance Expenditure Engineering Maintenance Expenditure Total: Building and Engineering Maintenance Expenditure 1975–76 9,626 21,381 31,006 1976–77 9,311 13,595 22,906 1977–78 10,931 15,368 26,299 1978–79 10,923 16,907 27,830 1979–80 10,773 16,921 27,695 1980–81 10,495 16,054 26,549 1981–82 11,919 18,155 30,074 1982–83 18,504 14,021 32,525 1983–84 13,479 18,608 32,087 1984–85 12,805 18,410 31,215 1985–86 12,948 18,396 31,344
Source: Summary of NHS Annual Accounts.