§ 3. Mr. Weetch
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total annual National Health Service capital expenditure in the East Anglia Regional Health Authority for the period 1966 to 1976.
§ Mr. Ennals
The total capital expenditure by the East Anglian Regional Health Authority for 1974–75 was £11.3 million and £14.1 million for 1975–76. The estimated figure for 1976–77 is £12.6 million.
Over the period from 1960 to 1977, capital expenditure per head of population by hospital and more recently health authorities in East Anglia has been 15 per cent. greater than the national average.