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Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with a home address in (a) Scotland and (b) Northern Ireland were treated in NHS facilities in England in each year since 2006. (226859)

The information is shown in the following table.

Number of admissions to hospital where the patient's home address is in Scotland or Northern Ireland in 2005-06 and 2006-07

Strategic health authority (SHA) of residence

2005-06

2006-07

Scotland

7,378

7,518

Northern Ireland

1,483

1,483

Total

12,678,628

12,976,273

Note:

Total includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, other countries and unknown SHA of residence

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics, The NHS Information Centre for health and social care.