HC Deb 25 March 1976 vol 908 c298W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the costs per week for hospital care in a private National Health Service bed, exclusive of doctors and other stated ancillary fees, in each of the years from 1968 to 1975.

Dr. Owen

The costs of hospital care in private beds in NHS hospitals in England and Wales are not separately identified in hospital accounts. Estimated average costs, excluding Consultants' salaries, per in-patient week for all beds in hospitals in the various pay bed classes for each of the financial years 1967–68 to 1974–75 are given in the table below:

sum of money has been given to the Chairman of the Reserve Pension Board as a golden handshake in lieu of his pension.

Mr. Meacher

None. His pension entitlement has not yet been finally settled.