§ Sir George Young
I refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Harborough (Mr. Farr) on 15 November 1979.
§ Dr. Vaughan
In 1978, the latest year for which figures are available, 5.46 per cent. of gross national product at factor cost was spent on the National Health Service. Comparisons with public expenditure on health care in other EEC countries are available only for earlier years. I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Battersea South (Mr. Dubs) on 29 June.—[Vol. 969, c.363–4]