§ Lord Wigoder
asked Her Majesty's Government:
For the last year in which figures are available, what percentage of—
was spent in each of the countries which are the members of the European Community,
- (i) GNP
- (ii) GDP
- (i) on the provision of public health care
- (ii) on private health care.
§ Baroness Hooper
It is estimated that total United Kingdom spending on the NHS in 1991–92 will amount to 5.6 per cent. of GDP, rising to 5.7 per cent. in 1992–93. This compares with a figure of 4.7 per cent. in 1978–79. Spending on private health care in the United Kingdom is likely to account for around a further 1.0 per cent. of GDP.
These United Kingdom figures are not available on a GNP basis, and we do not have comparable figures for other European Community countries.