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Ophthalmology: Finance

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the NHS budget was spent on ophthalmology in 2007-08. (227766)

Expenditure data relating to ‘Problems of Vision’, covering both primary and secondary care services, are collected as part of the annual programme budgeting returns to the Department by primary care trusts. Programme budgeting data for 2007-08 are not scheduled to be collected from primary care trusts until December 2008 and therefore are not currently available.