HC Deb 02 February 1971 vol 810 c308W
67. Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the annual cost to the National Health Service of treating patients suffering from respiratory or heart complaints where cigarette smoking is considered to be a contributory cause.

Sir K. Joseph

Information for an estimate is not readily available but I am considering how this and other relevant factors can best be assessed.