asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give for Northern Ireland and for each year since 1979 the income received from private patients in National Health Service hospitals (a) in gross terms, (b) revalued by the retail price index and (c) revalued by the National Health Service pay and prices index.
The information requested is shown in the following table.
Private patient income
Revalued to 1983–84 levels (retail prices index)
Revalued to 1983–84 levels (NHS pay and prices)
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give for each year since 1979 the total amount Northern Ireland health boards have written off as bad debts because of private patients not paying their bills.
The information requested is shown in the following table:
|Financial year (in which debt arose)||Total amount of private patient bad debts written off £|