HC Deb 07 April 1971 vol 815 cc165-6W
Mr. Dunnett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total expenditure by way of grant or otherwise in 1968–69 and 1969–70 on family planning in the county borough of Nottingham, and in county boroughs with a population between 200,000 and 500,000.

Sir K. Joseph

I assume the Question relates to expenditure by local authorities. This is of course only a part, though an important part, of the effort devoted to family planning advice and services in a community. Services are also provided by hospitals and by family doctors (though their extent is not separately recorded) and by voluntary organisations, and I am asking hospitals to increase the resources they allocate to family planning. Local authorities also plan to increase their expenditure substantially. Net expenditure by the local authorities to which the Question refers, after allowing for income from charges, and met from rates and grants, was as follows:

non-paying patient the timing of his admission will depend on his medical condition in relation to others on the waiting list. I see no need for an investigation.