HC Deb 10 December 1919 vol 122 c1308
38. Mr. HINDS

asked the Minister of Health whether he will state what ratio the cost of administration bears to the revenue from health insurance in England, Scotland, and Wales, respectively, for each complete year the Act has been in operation?


The ratio of the total cost of administration (local and central) of national health insurance to the total revenue varies very slightly from year to year. The figure for England and Wales for the year 1918 was 11½ per cent., as will be seen from the reply given on 28th October to the hon. Member for Wood Green. I am having the separate figures for England and Wales, respectively, procured, and will send them to the hon. Member; he should address inquiry to the Secretary for Scotland as regards the analogous figure for Scotland.