HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 c331W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what amount of income the national health service received from private pay beds for each financial year since 1979 and for the latest year for which information is available; and how much each national health service trust has received since its establishment by way of income from private pay beds.

Mr. Sackville

Information on overall private patient income for the national health service in England is given in the table. I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Bristol, South (Ms Primarolo) on 7 February at column 43 for information on private patient income for individual NHS trusts. The figures for 1992–93 are confirmed.

NHS (England) private patient income
Year £000
1978–79 30,830
1979–80 36,127
1980–81 46,642
1981–82 54,404
1982–83 51,850
1983–84 55,844
1984–85 55,953
1985–86 61,325
1986–87 59,437
1987–88 67,514
1988–89 77,659
1989–90 92,590
1990–91 108,732
1991–92 140,834
1992–93 157,314


NHS Summarised Accounts of Health Authorities and NHS Trusts (England).


The figures in the table include money received from NHS patients for accommodation in single rooms and small wards (section 63 NHS Act 1977), private in-patients (Section 65)and private out-patients (section 66).

Information for 1993–94 will not be available until December 1994.

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