HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 c422W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost of treating respiratory disease to the NHS in each of the last five years. [27459]

Yvette Cooper

The Department does not have precise details of the cost of treating respiratory disease. However it estimated that respiratory disease accounted for approximately 6 per cent. of hospital expenditure, 13 per cent. of primary care expenditure and 12 per cent. of pharmaceutical expenditure.