HC Deb 07 May 1956 vol 552 c816
22. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Health the estimated total cost to the National Health Service in the current financial year of increases in prices of food and other hospital purchases

Mr. Turton

About £3,900,000

Mr. Blenkinsop

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that when this is added to the already sanctioned wage increases it knocks some £7 or £8 million off the much publicised increases of the Health Service Estimates for this year? Would he not undertake further representations to his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to put this matter right?

Mr. Turton

I have not publicised any great increases in expenditure.