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American Medical International

Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what discussions he has had with American Medical International.

We consider that the independent health sector makes an important contribution to the health care facilities which are available, and that

Population aged 15 to 24 yearsChange mid-1975 to mid-1984
United Kingdom8,003,0009,285,000+1,282,000+16·0
United States of America40,540,00040,078,000-462,000-1·1

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the change in the numbers reaching retirement age in the United Kingdom

Number of persons reaching retirement age*in the year toChange mid-1975 to mid-1984
Mid 1975Mid 1984NumberPercentage
United Kingdom622,000540,000-82,000-13·2
United States of America1,847,0002,138,000+291,000+15·8
* Age 65 for males and age 60 for females