HC Deb 20 January 1953 vol 510 c21W
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.

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