HC Deb 12 December 1985 vol 88 cc699-700W
Mr. Kaufman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list, with appropriate statistics, the principal elements of expenditure which P11, which is produced by the DHSS for England and Wales. There is no separate charge against the Welsh Vote. Distribution costs, costs of fraud inspection and costs of administering the sale of pre-payment certificates are not separately indentifiable within the overall administrative budgets of family practitioner committees.

Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Wales, for each quarter of the calendar year 1984, the first three quarters of 1985 and for the financial years 1983–84 and 1984–85, what was (a) the number of prescriptions dispensed, (b) the percentage of prescriptions exempt from charges, (c) the costs of prescriptions, (i) the payents by patients (excluding pre-payment certificates), (ii) the payments from public funds, (iii) the total costs and (iv) the average gross costs per prescripton, (d) the number and type of pre-payment certificate and (e) revenue from sale of pre-payment certificates.

Mr. Mark Robinson

The information required is set out in the following table:

have caused anticipated expenditure on the police in 1985–86 to exceed by £92 million the figure stated in Cmnd. 9428.

Mr. Giles Shaw

I assume that the right hon. Member is comparing the figure given for police expenditure in 1985–86 in the White Paper on the Government's expenditure plans (Cmnd. 9428), with that given in reply to a question by him on 18 November, at columns 15-16. The first is the central and local government expenditure on the police planned at the time the White Paper was published last year. The second, as explained in the reply to his earlier question, represents the sum of current expenditure provided for in local authority budgets for 1985–86 set at the beginning of the financial year. The figures are not comparable.