HC Deb 08 April 1998 vol 310 c367W
Dr. Ladyman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many East Kent patients, and at what cost, were referred for treatment outside East Kent during 1997(a) in total and (b) by each of the district general hospitals; [38196]

(2) for the last full year for which data is available, if he will itemise expenditure outside East Kent by East Kent Health Authority according to the particular specialism or treatment category; [38198]

(3) what was the total cost of referring East Kent patients for treatment outside East Kent in each year since East Kent Health Authority was set up; and what allowance has been made for the (a) current and (b) future years. [38197]

Mr. Milburn

This information is not held centrally and should be requested directly from East Kent Health Authority.