§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the percentages of total National Health Service allocation spent in each of the last five years upon (a) family practitioner services and (b) pharmaceutical services.
§ Mr. John Patten
The following table gives the information requested:
Percentage of total NHS expenditure spent on Year ended 31 March family practitioner services* FPS pharmaceutical services* 1979 21.1 10.7 1980 20.6 10.0 1981 19.9 9.3 1982 20.3 9.6 1983† 21.6 10.0
* Net of charges † Provisional