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Private Health Organisations

Volume 127: debated on Friday 19 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people have joined private health organisations over the past 22 years.

The table sets out the number of subscribers in the United Kingdom to private medical insurance and the number of people insured for each year from 1966 to 1986.

National insurance contributions allocations to NHS
YearClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4
EmployerEmployee
1979–800·60·408·08·00·60
1980–810·60·408·08·00·60
1981–820·60·6511·511·50·85
1982–830·60·7511·511·50·95
1983–840·60·7511·511·50·95
1984–850·60·7511·511·50·95
1985–860·60·7511·511·50·95
1986–870·60·7511·511·50·95
1987–880·70·8515·515·51·15
1. The figures for Class 1 and 4 represent the percentage of NI reckonable earnings allocated to the NHS.2. The figures for Class 2 and 3 represents the percentage of contributions allocated to the NHS.
Total money raised from national insurance contributions allocated to NHS
£ million
1979–80881·5
1980–811,023·0
1981–821,337·3
1982–831,629·0
1983–841,706·0
1984–851,817·7

Private Medical Insurance United Kingdom

Year

Total subscribers (millions)

Total number of people insured (millions)

19660·731·57
19670·781·67
19680·831·77
19690·891·89
19700·931·98
19710·982·10
19721·022·18
19731·062·27
19741·092·33
19751·092·32
19761·062·25
19771·062·23
19781·122·37
19791·302·75
19801·643·60
19811·864·12
19821·924·23
19831·954·25
19842·284·37
19852·335·04
1986

12·45

5·25

1 latest available.

Note:—1966 to 1983 data are available only for the major private medical insurers. Data from 1984 covers private medical insurance from all sources.