HC Deb 03 March 1986 vol 93 cc64-5W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the percentage cumulative growth of National Health Service expenditure each year since 1979 (a) in retail prices index terms, (b) in terms of National Health Service pay and prices and (c) after taking account of the annually growing demand for health services; if he will give actual expenditure figures each year both in current and constant price terms in accordance with each of these three criteria; and if he will state the level of planned expenditure savings each year, both in current and constant price terms, together with the evidence on which these expenditure savings claims are based.

Mr. Hayhoe

[pursuant to his reply, 19 February 1986, c. 205–7]: I regret that my earlier reply contained an error.

In the table headed "Health and Community Health Services Cost Improvements £Million"; line 4 (1984–85), all columns should read "105" and not "107".