§ Mr. Nicholls
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the cost of her Department's expenditure on water and sewerage in(a) the current year and (b) each of the three previous years.
§ Mr. Sackville
Following the splitting of the Department of Health from the Department of Social 699W Security, expenditure on water and sewerage was not separately recorded from expenditure on other utilities. Information for 1991–92 is therefore not available. Expenditure by the Department in subsequent years is shown in the table. The figures include expenditure by the Department's agencies with the exception of the NHS Estates agency. The landlord of the building occupied by NHS Estates levies a single, fixed service charge, and does not separately bill the agency for water and sewerage.
- 1992–93: £334,9201
- 1993–94: £102,233
- 1994–9522: £66,1201 This figure included overpayment in respect of the London estate, as a result of which expenditure in subsequent years has been reduced.2 Year to date.