HC Deb 01 May 1990 vol 171 cc532-3W
85. Mr. Ashby

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the change in expenditure on family practitioner services in the past 10 years.

Mr. Freeman

The change in net expenditure on the family practitioner services in England, excluding administration, between 1978–79 and 1988–89 is shown in the table:

(£ million)
1988–89 4,293
1978–79 1,329
11978–79 2,922
1expenditure adjusted to 1988–89 prices using the GDP deflator

Expenditure between 1978–79 and 1988–89 increased by 223 per cent. in cash terms, and by 47 per cent. in real terms.