§ 24. Dr. Michael Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the spending per head of population on the NHS, now and in 1979; and what are the figures in real terms.
§ Mr. Dorrell
In 1990–91 planned expenditure per head of population in the United Kingdom is £511. The equivalent figure in 1978–79 was £144 or £365 at today's prices. This is a real terms increase of 40 per cent.