Information Rights Unit
1 Horse Guards Road
020 7270 5000
15 June 2020
Dear Taherali Gulamhussein
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your enquiry of 28 May 2020, which we have considered under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the FOI Act).
You asked for the following information:
“1. a record of all payments sums paid into the Consolidated Fund in respect of the
IHS from the date it came into force on 6 April 2015 until now and;
2. a record of all amounts transferred in respect of the IHS to every other public
authority in respect of the IHS - including the Department of Health and Social Care
(DHSC) via the supply estimate process - from the date the IHS came into force
Following a search of our records, we can confirm that HM Treasury does not hold
information within the scope of your request.
1. Government departments that receive income for onward surrender to the
Consolidated Fund are responsible for the detailed record keeping related to it.
They are not required to provide HM Treasury with this detail.
2. Government departments request supply funding from the Consolidated Fund in
line with amounts voted by Parliament through the Supply Estimates process. They
are responsible for the detailed record keeping related to how this funding has
been spent. They are not required to provide HM Treasury with this detail.
Given the subject matter of your request, the Department of Health and Social Care
(DHSC) may hold the information you are seeking, although we cannot confirm this. If you
have not already done so, you may wish to write to them. The contact details can be
found on their website at:
Further details about the Consolidated Fund are published at the link below:
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us. Please quote the reference
number above in any future communications.
Information Rights Unit
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