Nick de Bois – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Nick de Bois on 2014-06-26.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2014, Official Report, column 241W, on billing, what the value was of all outstanding legacy creditors on 1 June 2014.

Dr Daniel Poulter

As at 1 June 2014, the value of outstanding legacy creditors was £3,237,153.15.

Following the abolition of primary care trusts (PCTs) and strategic health authorities (SHAs) on 31 March 2013, legacy PCT and SHA finance teams remained in place until 31 August 2013 to process creditor payments relating to pre 1 April 2013. Creditor payments outstanding at 31 August 2013 were transferred to successor organisations, including the Department. The above amount remains outstanding because of due diligence taking place on creditor payments in order to mitigate the risk of making fraudulent or duplicate payments.