§ 100. Mr. P. Roberts
asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the possibility of allowing hospitals to run their block grants over a spread of five years, in the same way as universities are financed.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The annual amount involved would be for Great Britain some £280 million. I think, that, apart from other considerations, a sum of this magnitude must be examined each year by the Government and by Parliament.