§ 102. Mr. Ian Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received relating to his announcement that young people shall no longer generally be eligible to receive benefit.
In-patients Out-patients Hospital Cost per in-patient case£ Cost per attendance£ Cost per attendance £ Cost per case £ York District Hospital 82.24 580.63 25.44 112.28 Bradford Royal Infirmary 80.53 519.88 27.24 110.67 Harrogate Hospital 100.80 645.97 29.04 146.51 Huddersfield Royal Infirmary 90.90 544.66 28.14 135.55 Hull Royal Infirmary 86.35 631.81 25.34 95.26 Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield 91.92 841.06 29.96 148.51 Scunthorpe General 93.00 542.50 22.76 99.60
There are a number of factors which may contribute to variations in costs between one hospital and another. They include variations in the proportion of patients treated in different specialties, the difference in cost of treating certain types of case, in-patient length of stay and numbers and grades of staff employed. 1986–87 cost information by region and for England as a whole is not yet available.