HC Deb 23 June 1931 vol 254 cc238-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War the total overhead cost of maintenance per capita per diem in military hospitals at home during the financial years 1913–14, 1920–21, and 1930–31?


I cannot give figures for the year 1913–14, since at that time no cost accounts were kept of military hospitals. In 1920–21 the Estimates show (page 60) that the average cost per diem for each occupied bed was 9s. 7.45d. For 1930, figures are given on page 72 of Army Estimates showing the gross cost of five of the largest military hospitals at home and the number of equipped beds maintained at each hospital. For other hospitals at home cost accounts are no longer kept.