§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the percentage increase in real input volume expenditure in National Health Service spending since 1979–80.
§ Mr. John MacKay
Detailed records of programme expenditure in volume terms are no long maintained. Gross expenditure on the National Health Service in Scotland has risen from £1,053 million in 1979–80 to an estimated 1,905 million in 1984–85. This has been sufficient to enable services to expand by about 7 per cent. overall.