§ 28. Mr. Riddick
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the average annual expenditure on capital programmes in the area covered by the Yorkshire regional health authority between 1979 and 1989; what was the equivalent annual figure for the years between 1974 and 1979; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Freeman
Following are figures derived from the annual accounts of the health authorities comprising the Yorkshire region:
Average annual total capital expenditure Period £000 (Cash) 1974–75 to 1978–79 (5 years) 22,837 1979–80 to 1987–881 (9 years) 54,508 1 Latest year available.
The average figure for the later period represents an increase in real terms (measured at 1987–88 prices) of almost 10 per cent. on that for the earlier period.