§ Mr. Howe
asked the Minister of Health, in respect of cases in which traffic casualties received treatment at National 57W Health Service hospitals in England and Wales and of the last year for which information is conveniently available, what was the total amount received by National Health Service hospital authorities under the provisions of Section 212 of the Road Traffic Act 1960; in respect of how many in-patients and out-patients, respectively such payments were received; in respect of what proportion of traffic casualties treated such payments were received; what proportion of the total expenses reasonably incurred in the treatment of traffic casualties was covered by the payment received; and whether he will take steps to increase the amount received by National Health Service hospital authorities under the section referred to.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
The income received under the Road Traffic Act, 1960, for hospital treatment in the year ended 31st March, 1965, was £578,000, most of which related to Section 212. The other detailed information requested is not available. I will keep in mind the point made in the last part of the Question.