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Health (Expenditure)

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of the gross national product was devoted to health matters in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, to the latest available date; and what information he has about how this compares with the amount spent in other countries.

The gross domestic product at factor cost is the measure most readily available for comparisons of this kind. The figures derived from the 1978 Central Statistical Office publication " National Income Expenditure " indicate that the National Health Service in the

At 30th June 1978 there were 2,031 patients on the waiting list for admission to hospitals in Huddersfield.