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Hospitals (Wartime Measures)

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what information is given to his Department's civil defence planners about the consequences for managing hospitals in times of war of the requirements of the joint United Kingdom/United States logistic plan for hospitals to give priority to United States military casualties;(2) how many hospitals will be required to discharge their patients in order to receive United States military casualties if the current United States/United Kingdom lines of communication agreement is implemented in wartime.

I shall let the hon. Member have replies as soon as possible.

Estimated gross current expenditure per head (England) 1983–84 (£)
Estimated gross current expenditure per head (England) 1983–84 (£)
All age groupsAll births0–45–1516–6465–7475 +
Hospital and community health services1851,0251607595370875
Family practitioner services657060555585135
Personal social services552070752075330