asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will set out actual or planned total expenditure, before income from various charges, on the National Health Service in Great Britain at 1976 survey prices in each of the years 1973–74 to 1978–79, inclusive.
The following table shows the actual or planned total expenditure upon the National Health Service gross and net of estimated income from various charges.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the length of the waiting list for geriatric patients in the area covered by the Macclesfield constituency.
There are at present eight patients on the waiting list.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average time a patient spends on the waiting list in order to gain admission to a geriatric bed in hospitals in Macclesfield, Congleton and Alderley Edge; and how this compares with 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973 and 1972.
The information for previous years cannot be provided without disproportionate effort. Recently no patient has had to wait longer than six months.