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Nhs Funding

Volume 300: debated on Monday 10 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the annual change in funding for the national health service for each year from 1979–80 to 1998–99 in (a) cash terms, (b) 1996–97 prices and (c) percentage real terms; and if he will make a statement. [14751]

Real growth in National Health Service total expenditure (England)

Year

1

Gross expenditure

Net expenditure

Cash growth (£ million)

Real growth

2

(1996–97 prices)(£ million)

Real growth

2

(per cent.)

Cash growth (£ million)

Real growth

2

(1996–97 prices)(£ million)

Real growth

2

(per cent.)

1992–932,5851,6115·22,6171,7125·9
1993–941,0221810·69711700·6
1994–951,5801,1843·61,6291,2594·1
1995–961,5006391·91,3885641·7
1996–971,1492240·71,0862030·6
1997–9831,5525841·71,5416151·9
1998–9941,4194021·11,5295471·6

11978–79 to 1996–97 are outturn figures, 1997–98 is forecast outturn and 1998–99 is planned expenditure.

2Using GDP deflator of 2 July 1997.

3Forecast outturn for 1997–98 includes the extra resources announced for this winter on 14 October.

4Planned expenditure for 1998–99 includes the extra £1 billion announced at the 2 July Budget.