§ Dr. Harris
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the expenditure on research and development by each NHS region in each year since 1992. 
§ Ms Jowell
The expenditure of funds from the National Health Service research and development levy by and through the NHS Executive's regional offices since the establishment of the levy on 1 April 1996 is shown in the table.
Comparable data are not available for earlier years. The levy includes funding allocated through national competition to enable NHS trusts and other providers of NHS services to carry out, commission and host research and development of potential benefit to the health service (budget 1), as well as funding allocated to the NHS Executive headquarters and regional offices to commission research and development activity on behalf of the NHS as a whole (budget 2). Other government funded research also takes place in, and benefits, the NHS.
in cash terms for the element of NHS trusts' charges to health authorities which trusts use to remunerate their debt to central Government for (i) 1997–98, (ii) 1998–99, (iii) 1999–2000, (iv) 2000–01 and (v) 2001–02. 577W
§ Mr. Denham
The amounts included in health authorities' allocations to cover National Health Service trust debt remuneration are as follows:
Year Amount (£) 1997–981 1,206,750,000 1998–991 1,236,110,000 1999–20001 1,306,544,000 2000–012 1,306,544,000 2001–022 1,306,544,000 1 Actual 2 Forecast