HC Deb 16 February 1987 vol 110 cc503-4W
Mr. Stan Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many health centres were established in England in 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1985.

Mrs. Currie

Information on the establishment of health centres is held from 1965 only. The available information is given in the table.

1965 1970 1980 1985
Health centres brought into operation 61 58 13
Total number of health centres 25 188 1,095 1,133

Mr. Newton

Information for England, Mersey regional health authority, and Liverpool family practitioner committee is given in the tables. No comparable data are readily available for Mersey Region or Liverpool prior to the health service re-organisation in 1974.