HC Deb 10 December 1973 vol 866 c57W
Mr. Cordle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why teaching hospitals allocate a higher proportion of beds to private patients than do other hospitals.

Sir K. Joseph

The extent of facilities for private patients in hospitals, which is subject to my approval, depends on a number of factors, including the level of demand for private services and the availability and suitability of accommodation.