HC Deb 23 May 1995 vol 260 c502W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the total amount of money spent by his Department on civilians receiving medical treatment at the Princess Alexandra hospital, RAF Wroughton, in each of the last five years. [25598]

Mr. Soames

No separate records are maintained of the costs of treating civilian NHS patients at service hospitals. The element of total running costs at the Princess Alexandra RAF hospital, Wroughton, proportionate to the percentage of patients treated on behalf of the NHS in each of the last five years is as follows:

  • 1990–91: £8,100,000
  • 1991–92: £6,200,000
  • 1992–93: £7,600,000
  • 1993–94: £8,400,000
  • 1994–95: £8,100,000

These figures include fixed costs which would in any case have been incurred in the treatment of service patients. In addition, because of changes in budgetary responsibility and accounting procedures during the period, the costs are not entirely comparable year on year.