HC Deb 18 April 1991 vol 189 cc251-2W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average annual cost of keeping an elderly person in a national health service long-stay hospital bed.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The average cost is £360 per week (£18,720 per annum) at 1989–90 prices. Details are published annually by the Common Services Agency, information and statastics division.