33719 - NHS: Procurement (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS organisations have been charged statutory interest as a result of late payment in the last three years.

George Freeman

Figures on the number of National Health Service bodies recording instances of expenditure incurred under the ‘Late payment of commercial debt (Interest) Act 1998’, where it was incurred with non-NHS bodies, in the last three years, are provided in the following table.

Sector

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

NHS Trust

19

21

18

NHS Foundation Trust

9

14

15

Clinical Commissioning Groups1

0

N/A

N/A

Primary Care Trusts2

5

0

0

Strategic Health Authorities2

0

0

0

Total

33

35

33

  1. Did not exist in 2012/13
  2. Did not exist after 2012/13

Figures on the number of NHS bodies meeting the 30 day payment target for subcontractors, where the information is available from the central accounts returns made to the Department are shown in the following table.

Sector

NHS Trusts

Entities meeting Target

25

Total Entities in sector

99