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Expenditure, North-West

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the percentage of capital spending as a proportion of total spending by regional health authorities in the north-west; and what was the comparable figure 10 years ago.

Information for the Mersey and North Western regions together with aggregated figures for all regions in England is shown in the table.Capital expenditure figures for individual regions fluctuate from year to year mainly reflecting changes in the pattern of capital investment throughout the country.

Hospital and community health services (HCHS) capital expenditure as a proportion of total expenditure
1978–79 Per cent.1988–89 Per cent.
Mersey Region9·86·1
North Western Region9·16·5
All Regions7·77·9
1 Based on provisional expenditure figures (as yet subject to audit)


  • 1. The figures, derived from annual accounts, include expenditure incurred by regional health authorities and the district (formerly area) health authorities comprising those regions.
  • 2. HCHS includes hospital, community health, patient transport (ie ambulance), blood transfusion and other services.
  • 3. The table excludes expenditure on family practitioner services.