HC Deb 10 February 1988 vol 127 cc223-4W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table setting out for 1987–88 and 1988–89 the estimated number of(a) families and (b) persons in each health region or equivalent, and in Wales as a whole, showing net average expenditure on health and personal social services per family and per person in each year, and distinguishing between expenditure on the National Health Service and on the personal social services.

Mr. Grist

The information is not readily available in the form requested. For Wales as a whole net estimated outturn in 1987–88 and net planned expenditure in 1988–89 per person and per family of four are as follows:

Net expenditure per year
Population (thousand) Health and Personal Social Services National Health Service Personal Social Services
£ £ £
1987–88 2,814:
Per head 445 391 54
Per family of 4 1,780 1,564 216
1988–89 2,817:
Per head 472 416.5 55.5
Per family of 4 1,888 1,666 222

The expenditure figures used are constistent with the information given in "The Government's Expenditure Plans 1988–89 to 1990–91" (Cm. 288-II) and include net current and capital spending.

The population estimates quoted are the most recently published ones based on a 1985 projection by the Office of Population Census and Surveys.

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