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Volume 181: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the latest figures for capital expenditure and revenue expenditure on the national health service hospital services; and what were the comparable figures in 1979.

This year expenditure on the hospital and community health services in England is expected to be some £17·2 billion, a real terms increase of 40 per cent. over the 1978–79 figure of £4·9 billion.