§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Government's Angolan policy.42W
estimated cost to the National Health Service of the treatment of chest diseases in the years 1973, 1974 and 1975.
§ Dr. Owen
The cost to the National Health Service of the treatment of particular diseases is not separately identified. The average costs per in-patient per week in non-teaching hospitals in England predominantly providing care for the treatment of tuberculosis and diseases of the chest, in the last three years for which figures are available were:
Year Average cost per in-patient week £ 1971–72 62.91 1972–73 69.67 1973–74 84.69
§ Mr. Arnold Shaw
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of working days lost as a result of bronchitis, emphysema and other diseases of the chest in the years 1973, 1974 and 1975.
§ Mr. O'Malley
The following table shows the number of days of certified incapacity due to bronchitis, emphysema and other diseases of the chest for the last three years for which figures are available. Figures for influenza with pneumonia, and for malignant conditions of the lung are not included.
§ Mr. Ennals
Her Majesty's Government's consistent policy has been to oppose any external intervention in Angola, and in keeping with this we have made representations to the Soviet, Cuban and South African Governments. We repeat our call for a ceasefire, and for a political settlement which will enable 43W all the Angolan people to determine their own future freely.