HC Deb 28 July 1982 vol 28 c558W
Mrs. Dunwoody

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the income to the National Health Service from the existence of private beds in the National Health Service for each financial year since 1979–80.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Income from private patients treated in National Health Service hospitals in England for 1979–80, 1980–81 and 1981–82 was £35.9 million, £46.4 million and £52.5 million—estimated—respectively.