§ Mr. Mates
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give figures in the Official Report for spending on renal health within the National Health Service in the United Kingdom as a proportion of total Health Service expenditure; and if he will compare this to similar expenditure in other EEC countries.
§ Mrs. Currie
It is estimated that expenditure on treatment of end-stage renal failure in the United Kingdom in 1985 was about £100 million, a little under a half per cent. of hospital and community health service expenditure. It is not possible to give an estimate for expenditure on renal health generally, nor are expenditure data on other European Community countries readily available.