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National Health Service (Expenditure)

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 12 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if she will list in the Official Report the amount, per head of population, that was spent under all headings on the National Health Service in Scotland, Wales and the English regional health authorities for the last year for which figures are available; and what are the figures for the preceding five years and the anticipated figures for the next three years;(2) if she will list in the

Official Report the total amount that was spent in all sections of the National Health Service in Scotland, Wales and the English regional health authority areas for the last year for which figures are available; if she will list the spending under the appropriate headings; and what are the figures for the preceding five years and

SCOTLAND—EXPENDITURE ON HEALTH SERVICES
£ million

1968–69

1969–70

1970–71

1971–72

1972–73

1973–74

*

Hospital services126138160186215247
Family practitioner services424552566468
Local health authority services789111313
Other health services91011101214
Total Expenditure184201232263304342

* Provisional.

WALES—EXPENDITURE ON HEALTH SERVICES
£ million

1968–69

1969–70

1970–71

1971–72

1972–73

1973–74

*

Hospital services535970788999
Family practitioner services242630323639
Local health authority services9101191012
Other health services333323
Total Expenditure8998114122137153

* Provisional.

ENGLAND—EXPENDITURE ON HEALTH SERVICES
£ million

1968–69

1969–70

1970–71

1971–72

1972–73

1973–74

*

Hospital services8609491,1091,2911,4881,697
Family practitioner services364396457501554606
Local health authority services140152108127147165
Other health services606277626885
Total Expenditure1,4241,5591,7511,9812,2572,553

* Provisional.

Forecasts of expenditure in the form requested are not available but the Government's proposals for expenditure in Great Britain shown in Table 2.11 of

FORECAST OF EXPENDITURE
SCOTLAND
£ million

1974–75

1975–76

1976–77

Hospital and community health services271·8281·0284·8
Family practitioner services64·668·470·3
Other health services16·216·316·4
Central and miscellaneous services7·77·98·5
Total360·3373·6380·0

the anticipated figures for the following three years.

Information in respect of Scotland and Wales provided by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales is shown below. Similar information for English regional health authority areas is not available, but totals for England are shown. The analysis of expenditure for Scotland varies slightly from that in Wales and England in consequence of differences in the organisation of the health services.the White Paper on Public Expenditure to 1978–79 (Cmnd. 5879) comprise the following:

WALES
£ million

1974–75

1975–76

1976–77

Hospital and community health services124·9130·1130·8
Family practitioner services37·639·540·9
Other health services1·71·51·6
Central and miscellaneous services3·84·24·5
Total168·0175·3177·8

ENGLAND
£ million

1974–75

1975–76

1976–77

Hospital and community health services2,027·42,101·22,117·4
Family practitioner services562·1598·7622·1
Other health services44·145·648·6
Central and miscellaneous services83·287·088·9
Total2,716·82,832·52,877·0

The headings of expenditure proposed for future years vary from those of actual expenditure of past years in consequence of the reorganisation of the National Health Service on 1st April 1974. It should be noted that the figures in the White Paper are at constant survey prices and not outturn prices.

SCOTLAND—COST PER HEAD ON HEALTH SERVICES

1968–69

1969–70

1970–71

1971–72

1972–73

1973–74

££££££
Hospital services24·2326·4930·6935·6541·2747·39
Family practitioner services8·088·649·9710·7312·2813·05
Local health authority services1·351·541·732·112·502·49
Other health services1·731·922·111·922·302·69
Cost per head35·3938·5944·5050·4158·3565·62

WALES—COST PER HEAD ON HEALTH SERVICES

1968–69

1969–70

1970–71

1971–72

1972–73

1973–74

££££££
Hospital services19·5921·7625·7628·6332·5436·01
Family practitioner services8·879·5911·0411·7513·1614·19
Local health authority services3·323·694·053·303·664·37
Other health services1·111·111·101·100·731·09
Cost per head32·8936·1541·9544·7850·0955·66

ENGLAND—COST PER HEAD ON HEALTH SERVICES

1968–69

1969–70

1970–71

1971–72

1972–73

1973–74

££££££
Hospital services18·8420·7124·1327·9932·1436·55
Family practitioner services7·988·649·9410·8611·9613·05
Local health authority services3·073·322·352·753·173·55
Other health services1·311·351·681·341·471·83
Cost per head31·2034·0238·1042·9448·7454·98

The above information expressed as amounts per head of population on the basis of actual and projected mid-year population figures supplied by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys and the General Register Office for Scotland is as follows:

FORECAST OF COST PER HEAD
SCOTLAND

1974–75

1975–76

1976–77

£££
Hospital and community health services52·0153·7454·48
Family practitioner services12·3613·0813·45
Other health services3·103·123·14
Central and miscellaneous services1·471·511·63
Total68·9471·4572·70

WALES

1974–75

1975–76

1976–77

£££
Hospital and community health services45·2747·0247·19
Family practitioner services13·6314·2814·75
Other health services0·620·540·58
Central and miscellaneous services1·381·521·62
Total60·9063·3664·14

ENGLAND

1974–75

1975–76

1976–77

£££
Hospital and community health services43·6645·1145·44
Family practitioner services12·1012·8513·35
Other health services0·950·981·04
Central and miscellaneous services1·791·871·91
Total58·5060·8161·74