HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 cc841-2W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of claimants undergoing a medical examination for each year since 1970; and if she will report the numbers found to have (i) physical handicap (ii) mental handicap (iii) medical and physical handicap and (iv) no handicap at all.

Mr. O'Malley

My hon. Friend's Question could cover a wide range of examinations; only some of these are covered

of this expenditure into the following categories: hospitals, general practitioners, dentists, opticians, pharmacists, central administration and other services and community health services.

Dr. Owen

For the hospital services in England the information requested for 1973–74 is shown below. The other services were not administered on a regional hospital board basis, and the regional breakdown cannot therefore be given.

by the available statistics. If he would like to let me have further details of what he has in mind, I shall be glad to try to assist him.