§ 79. Mr. Colin Shepherd
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the current annual level of capital spend for which the West Midlands regional health authority is responsible; and what it was for the year 1978–879.
§ Mr. Dorrell
The annual accounts of the West Midlands regional health authority and the health authorities582W comprising the West Midlands region record total capital expenditure of £27.8 million (cash) in 1978–79 and £82.7 million (cash) in 1988–89 (the latest year available) representing an increase in real terms of some 35 per cent. measured at 1988–89 prices.