§ Mr. Horam
Capital expenditure on hospitals cannot be separately identified. Total capital expenditure by national health service bodies, which includes expenditure on hospitals, in each of the last 17 years is shown in the table.
The definition of capital has changed during this period so comparisons between years cannot readily be made. For 1993–94 the threshold value for the definition of capital expenditure was increased from £1,000 to £5,000. This technical change to accounting policy reduced capital expenditure, as money spent on tangible assets which was 428W formerly classed as capital was, in 1993–94, recorded as revenue. In that year over £100 million was transferred from capital to revenue to take account of the increase to the capital threshold.
Figures for the current and forward years are not available centrally on a comparable basis.
Year Total capital expenditure £ thousand 1994–95 1,805,240 1993–94 1,813,860 1992–93 1,926,438 1991–92 1,808,745 1990–91 1,485,404 1989–90 1,292,212 1988–89 1,087,936 1987–88 1,001,444 1986–87 936,291 1985–86 891,947 1984–85 795,404 1983–84 713,947 1982–83 686,386 1981–82 671,386 1980–81 563,174 1979–80 416,387 1978–79 376,352
Annual accounts of health authorities and summarisation schedules of NHS Trusts.
- 1. The table shows figures for RHAs, DHAs and the London postgraduate teaching hospitals (SHAs). Figures post 1991-92 include NHS trusts.
- 2. Figures for 1994-95 are provisional.
- 3. The figures for 1991-92 onwards represent capital additions, as recorded in accounts, which include assets purchased by authorities/trusts and assets donated to authorities/trust.
- 4. The figures pre-1991-92 represent capital expenditure as recorded in authorities accounts.