asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the cost to the National Health Service of abolishing the remaining private pay beds.
If the remaining pay beds were abolished, the NHS would lose the income from charges, estimated at about £31 million (England only) in the current financial year. The net loss would depend on how the NHS used any staff resources and facilities thereby available for non-paying patients.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his Department's estimate of the loss of revenue to the National Health Service as a result of the phasing out of pay beds from the National Health Service in each of the following financial years 1976–77, 1977–78 and 1978–79.
Expressed at 1979–80 levels, pay bed income in England has declined as follows:
|Income £ million|