§ Mr. Dover
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total capital expenditure expected for 1983–84 on the National Health Service in the United Kingdom; and how much of this is contained in the total gross expenditure figures given in the reply of 9 December, Official Report, c. 289.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Expected gross capital expenditure on the NHS in England in 1983–84 is £710 million out of the expected total gross expenditure of £12.8 billion referred to in my reply of 9 December. As indicated in that reply, my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are responsible for expenditure in other parts of the United Kingdom. Gross capital expenditure on the NHS in the United Kingdom, including personal social services in Northern Ireland, is expected to be about £890 million out of the expected total expenditure of about £16 billion.