HL Deb 15 March 1993 vol 543 cc75-6WA
Baroness Jeger

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the figures for per capita expenditure on health in London in respect of:

  1. (a) residents;
  2. (b) homeless people;
  3. (c) those (including children) not registered with a general practitioner;
  4. (d) commuters; and
  5. (e) visitors.

What is the total expenditure on health (a) within London and (b) outside London.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Cumberlege)

The available information is shown in the table. Information on expenditure on the homeless and the other groups requested is not held centrally.

Total Revenue Expenditure 1991–92 £ million (cash) Average Total Revenue Expenditure Per Resident £ (cash)
London district and family health services authorities 3,865 552
Non-London district and family health services authorities 18,787 458


(a) Annual accounts of district health authorities and family health services authorities in England—1991–92.

(b) Mid-year estimates of resident population—1991 (Office of Populations, Censuses and Surveys.)


1. The expenditure figures included for the district health authorities (DHAs) are based upon their total revenue expenditure including that on purchases of health care and directly related services, administrative and purchasing functions and other expenditure. The expenditure figures included for the family health services authorities (FHSAs) cover their total expenditure on family health services and revenue expenditure on their administrative expenses. Expenditure on family health services (which is essentially regarded as current—ie revenue-expenditure) is included on a net basis as reported in annual accounts (ie after the deduction of charges to patients.) Capital expenditure is excluded.

2. Expenditure by the 14 regional health authorities in England and by the special health authorities for the London postgraduate teaching hospitals is excluded.

3. Expenditure by London DHAs and FHSAs will be influenced by the payment of London weighting to eligible staff and generally higher costs than pertain in most other parts of the country.