HC Deb 16 January 1975 vol 884 cc169-70W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total cost of running the health services in England in all their aspects during 1974; and how this figure compares with the figures for 1970, 1971, 1972, and 1973, respectively.

Dr. Owen

The total cost of the National Health Service in England in 1973–74 is estimated to have been £2,552 million. The cost in earlier years was as follows:

£ million
1969–70 1,466
1970–71 1,713
1971–72 1,966
1972–73 2,247

3. All figures used relate to whole-time equivalents.

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