HC Deb 25 February 2002 vol 380 cc983-4W
Denzil Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the planned expenditure in England on the national health service as a percentage of England's GDP in (a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03 and (c) 2003–04. [34505]

Mr. Hutton

We cannot provide the information as requested, because gross domestic product figures for England, over the period asked for are not available. The figures for the United Kingdom are shown in the table.

National health service expenditure (UK) as a percentage of gross domestic product
2001–02 6.3
2002–03 6.5
2003–04 6.6