§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report the cost of national health services for the last year to a convenient date showing the sums and percentages of the total expenditure for hospitals, family practitioners, dental services, optical services, pharmacists, remuneration, cost of drugs, personal social services, central administration and devolved administration.
§ Mr. Moyle
Set out below are details of the total cost of health and personal social services—England—for the year ended 31st March 1976—the latest period for which figures are available for the various categories specified:
£ million Percentage Hospitals and Community Health Services*: Current 3,079 57–0 Capital 332 6.1 Family Practitioner Services: Family Practitioners 286 5.3 General Dental Services 201 3.7 General Ophthalmic Services 62 1.1 Supply of Drugs, etc. 286 5.3 Pharmacists' fees and on-cost allowances 98 1.8 Personal Social Services 873 16.2 Central Administration 34 0.6 Other Central Government Services 155 2.9 Total Cost of National Health and Personal Social Services 5,406 100.0 * Includes devolved administration: Current £172.6 million (3.2 per cent.) Capital £l2.9 million (0.2 per cent.)