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Departmental Achievements

Volume 204: debated on Friday 28 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the expenditure and achievements of his Department in North Yorkshire during 1991; and what was the comparable position between June 1979 and May 1980.

[holding answer 11 February 1992]: For the financial year 1979–80, the annual accounts of the North Yorkshire area health authority show total revenue expenditure of £60·4 million (cash) and capital expenditure attributable to the authority amounted to £2·8 million (cash).In 1990·91, the annual accounts of the four successor district health authorities show total revenue expenditure of £165·8 million (cash), with capital expenditure totalling £16·7 million (cash).These figures represent real-terms increases (measured at 1991–92 prices) of 26·3 per cent. for revenue expenditure and 173·3 per cent. for capital expenditure.Between 1979 and 1990–91 in York health authority the number of patients treated is shown in the table:

YearPersons Insured/millionssUK Population/millionsPercentage insured
1 The basis of collection was changed from 1984. Figures to 1984 are for the three main provident insurers. Figures from 1985 onward include all companies.
2 In 1988, 900,000 people covered by the Post Office and Civil Service Sanatorium Society, were included for the first time.