§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what proportion of Health Service expenditure is currently spent on hospitals;
(2) what is the current level of (a) total and (b) general costs in National Health Service hospitals;
(3) how expenditure on hospital and community health care for the current year is made up in terms of (a) capital expenditure, (b) catering, (c) portering and (d) domestic services.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The annual accounts of regional health authorities, area health authorities and boards of governors in England for 1980–81 show:
Hospital services Community health services Family practitioner and other services £ million £ million £ million REVENUE EXPENDITURE a Direct patient care services 3,564.4 472.2 2,663.6 b General services (i) Catering 315.9 0.2 (ii) Portering 125.9 0.5 (iii) Domestic/cleaning 364.1 10.7 (iv) Other 7,233.3 113.8 (v) Total 2,039.2 125.2 CAPITAL EXPENDITURE 439.8 34.9 88.5 Total 6,5043.4 632.3 2,752.1 percentage 64.1 6.7 29.2