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Maternity Services: Finance

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the NHS budget was spent on maternity services in 2006-07. (187262)

[holding answer 20 February 2008]: Estimates of national health service expenditure on maternity and reproductive health are available from programme budgeting returns. In the 2006-07 financial year, estimated gross NHS expenditure on maternity and reproductive health was £2.9 billion, accounting for 3.5 per cent. of total expenditure.