HC Deb 14 June 1976 vol 913 c43W
Sir George Young

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what will be the extra cost to the National Health Service of using the 1,000 pay beds, to be withdrawn under Clause 3 of the Health Services Bill.

Dr. Owen

If these beds were used to the same extent by National Health Service patients the cost to the service would be broadly of the same order as hitherto.