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Drugs Expenditure

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of national health service spending in each year since 1979 has been spent on drugs.

The information is shown in the table.

YearTotal NHS drugs bill as a percentage of total NHS expenditure Per cent.
1979–8010.2
1980–819.4
1981–829.6
1982–8310.2
1983–8410.7
1984–8510.4
1985–8610.5
1986–8710.6
1987–8810.7
1988–8910.8
1989–9011.2
1990–9110.7
1991–9210.9

Note: 1992–93 expenditure figures are not yet available.