HC Deb 26 January 1984 vol 52 cc642-3W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Prime Minister what has been the amount spent on (a) education and (b) the National Health Service in each year since 1980, expressed as a figure per family and at constant prices.

The Prime Minister

The information is shown in the following table:

Estimated outturn Plan
1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84
Health programme:
Total cash expenditure (£ million)* 11,113 12,507 13,550 14,326
Amount per family (£)† 766 862 934 987
Total expenditure in cost terms‡ base year 1982–83 (£ million) 13,022 13,337 13,550 13,644
* Source: Cmnd. 8789 II—Table 4.1: the data relate to Great Britain.
† Estimate of number of families relates to 1981: derived from 1981 census.
‡ Cash figures adjusted for general inflation as measured by the GDP deflator at market prices.

An estimated outturn for 1983–84 cash expenditure and the latest figures for earlier years will be shown in the forthcoming public expenditure White Paper.