HC Deb 15 December 1983 vol 50 c571W
Mr. Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what costs attributable to surgical inpatients are shown by his monitoring of Huddersfield health authority; and what are the comparable average costs nationwide.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The cost returns submitted routinely to our Department do not distinguish between the costs of treating surgical inpatients and those of treating other inpatients in particular hospitals and districts. I understand that Huddersfield health authority does not differentiate between these costs for their own purposes.