§ Mr. Lamond
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average weekly cost per patient in the North-Western Regional Hospital Board area; an dhow this compares with the weekly cost per patient in England and Wales.
§ Mr. Alison
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the Manchester Regional Hospital Board. Costs for the financial year 1971–72 are not yet available. Average costs per in-patient week in 1970–71 were as follows: