HC Deb 10 November 1976 vol 919 c199W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the expenditure per capita on health service facilities in each of the area health authorities in the Wessex and the South-West Regional Health Authority areas.

Mr. Moyle

The information is as follows:

Area Health Authority 1975–76 revenue expenditure per head of population


Dorset 74
Hampshire (Teaching) 77
Wiltshire 71
Isle of Wight 80
Avon (Teaching) 99
Cornwall 71
Devon 82
Gloucestershire 68
Somerset 87

Expenditure figures are expressed in terms of the 1975 provisional mid-year estimates of resident population; they are influenced by the incidence of additional expenditure on the provision of facilities for the clinical teaching of medical and dental students.

The population figures used take no account of people who are provided with treatment outside their area of residence, nor are they adjusted for differences in the morbidity and age /sex structure of area populations.