HC Deb 21 July 1986 vol 102 c92W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much has been spent on the repair and maintenance of National Health Service hospitals at constant prices in each of the past five years; and what percentage of National Health Service expenditure this represented.

Mr. Whitney

Following are the figures derived from the annual accounts of health authorities in England:

Hospital services-building maintenance expenditure £ million (at 1984–85 prices) Percentage of total NHS current expenditure*
1980–81 155.7 1.4
1981–82 166.1 1.4
1982–83 157.0 1.3
1983–84 157.6 1.3
1984–85 156.5 1.3
*Including family practitioner services.