§ Sir John Stanley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the expenditure on the national health service in 1978–79; what it will be in 1994–95; and what percentage increase this represents in real terms.
§ Mr. Sackville
Government expenditure on the national health service will be a planned £30,669 million in 1994–95 compared with £6,273 million in 1978–79, an increase of 63.9 per cent. in real terms.