§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the growth in public spending between 1997–98 and 1998–99 on health and social services in England relative to the previous three year period. 
§ Mr. Milburn
The information requested is shown in the table.
Economics survey is published each year in the report of the review body for nurses, midwives and health visitors, copies of which are in the Library.