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National Health Service (Cost)

Volume 886: debated on Friday 14 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the capital expenditure, in total and per head of population, under all headings, in the NHS, in each of the regional health authorities to the latest available date; and what were the figures for each of the the last 10 years.

The capital expenditure in total and per head of population in each regional health authority since 1948 is not available. Comparable information for each regional hospital board and for

Capital expenditure £ million
Regional Hospital BoardTotal to 31st March 19731973–74Total to 31st March 1974Total to 31st March 1974 by head of 1981 projected population (£)
Newcastle7313·58728
Leeds7610·98727
Sheffield*10220·012225
East Anglian427·95025
N.W. Metropolitan8514·09923
N.E. Metropolitan7212·08425
S.E. Metropolitan6311·27421
S.W. Metropolitan658·77422
Oxford549·96428
South Western7213·28525
Birmingham10815·912423
Manchester8713·610022
Liverpool547·26127
Wessex*479·85625
Totals1,000167·81,16724
Boards of Governors on Teaching Hospitals (England)22436·6261
* Includes expenditure on new teaching hospitals at Nottingham and Southampton.
The capital expenditure of regional hospital boards and boards of governors for each of the nine years to 1972–73 is given in table 2.8 of Health and Personal Social Service Statistics for England 1973, and table 2.10 for the 1974 issue. The 1981 population projections for each regional hospital board area are given at table 1.4 of the 1973 issue.