HC Deb 09 February 1973 vol 850 c215W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the estimated total expenditure on health centres in the current financial year; and how this compares with expenditure, at constant prices, in each of the previous three years.

Mr. Alison

Capital expenditure on health centres expected to be approved for loan sanction purposes this financial year is between £9 million and £9.5 million. At constant prices the equivalent figure for 1971–72 was £6.3 million for 1970–71 £5.9 million and for 1969–70 £5.8 million. The totals for this financial year and last do not include expenditure on sites, furniture and equipment which is no longer subject to prior approval by my Department.