§ 61. Mr. K. Robinson
asked the Minister of Health what is the value of X-ray equipment held in stock by his Department; over what period it was acquired; and how much has been disposed of to authorities in the National Health Service and to other buyers in each of the last three years.
§ Mr. Barber
The stocks of X-ray equipment held centrally have been acquired from a variety of sources over the past 18 years, and are primarily for use in emergency. Their present-day value is of the order of £150,000.
During each of the last three years, the approximate value of disposals from these stocks has amounted to:
— National Health Service Authorities Other Buyers £ £ 1961 … 12,500 40 1962 … 4,500 30 1963 … Nil 200