§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if comparative figures for the United Kingdom and other OECD countries are collated for health spending; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Denham
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development produce figures for public and total health care spending for member countries. Two indicators of comparative public and total health care expenditure are given in the table. These are health care expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product and health care expenditure in dollars per capita. All figures are for 1996.