To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the change in expenditure on family practitioner services in the past 10 years.
The change in net expenditure on the family practitioner services in England, excluding administration, between 1978–79 and 1988–89 is shown in the table:
1expenditure adjusted to 1988–89 prices using the GDP deflator
Expenditure between 1978–79 and 1988–89 increased by 223 per cent. in cash terms, and by 47 per cent. in real terms.