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Expenditure

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 10 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Health what is the amount of money spent on capital account in the hospital service in each year since the inception of the Health Service; and what proportion this has been of current expenditure.

The figures are as follows:

YearExpenditure on Capital Account (including purchase of land)Capital Expenditure as a proportion of Expenditure on Revenue Account
£m.Per cent.
1948–49 (part year)5·54·5
1949–509·75·1
1950–5111·25·4
1951–5211·45·1
1952–539·84·0
1953–5410·13·9
1954–5512·24·5
1955–5612·24·2
1956–5714·64·6
1957–5819·35·6
1958–5921·76·0
1959–6021·55·5
1960–61 (Estimated)27·06·2
1961–62 (Estimated)34·07·6