§ Mr. Pawsey
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much is to be spent in cash terms and real terms on the National Health Service in 1984; and how that compares with 1979.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
NHS expenditure in Great Britain will have increased from £7.7 billion in 1978–79 to £16.6 billion in 1984–85; an estimated increase of 21 per cent. over general inflation. These figures demonstrate the Government's commitment to the NHS.