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HC Deb 08 February 1961 vol 634 cc65-7W
Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he will extend Table 4 in the Report of the Guillebaud Committee, which demonstrates the cost of the National Health Service in relation to national income for England and Wales, so that comparison may be made for each full year since 1948–49;

(2) Whether he will publish in HANSARD an extension of Tables 6 and 7 of the Guillebaud Committee's Report to cover each year from 1948–49 to the last available year;

1949–501950–511951–521952–531953–541954–55
Gross National Product at factor cost (£m.)10,03610,50211,75212,70913,53214,333
Gross Cost of health services (£m.)381.2392.8401.2452.3434.8455.2
Gross Cost as percentage of Gross National Product3.83.73.43.63.23.2
Gross Cost at 1949–50 Prices (£m.)381.2358.3343.3383.1360.9366.8
Gross Cost per head of population at 1949–50 Prices£8 14s.£8 3s.£7 17s.£8 14s.£8 4s.£6 8s.
Net Cost of health services to Exchequer (£m.)298.8330.3334.5370.8351.9370.9
Net Cost as percentage of Gross National Product2.983.152.852.922.602.59
Net Cost at 1949–50 Prices (£m.)298.8301.3286.2314.0292.1298.9
Net Cost per head of population at 1949–50 Prices£6 16s.£6 17s.£6 11s.£7 3s.£6 12s.£6 15s.

1955–561956–571957–581958–59 1959–60
Gross National Product at factor cost (£m.)15,38417,02117,46617,978 19,010
Gross Cost of health services (£m.)508.5575.9602.4641.7 689.0
Gross Cost as percentage of Gross National Product3.33.43.43.6 3.6
Gross Cost at 1949–50 Prices (£m.)390.8430.6438.6467.2 501.6
Gross Cost per head of population at 1949–50 Prices£8 16s.£9 13s.£9 15s.£10 7s. £11 1s.
Net Cost of health services to Exchequer (£m.)407.4482.0481.8484.4 521.2
Net Cost as percentage of Gross National Product2.652.832.762.69 2.74
Net Cost at 1949–50 Prices (£m.)313.1360.4350.8352.7 379.5
Net Cost per head of population at 1949–50 Prices£7 1s.£8 1s.£7 16s.£7 16s. £8 7s.
NOTE:
1. All figures are for England and Wales.
2. The Gross National Product figures have been arrived at by taking 89 per cent. of the total for the United Kingdom.
3. The cost figures include both capital and current expenditure. No adjustment has been made for certain changes in the content of the services.
4. The adjustment to 1949–50 prices is based on the price index of consumers' expenditure.

 

(3) Whether he will publish in HANSARD a completion of Table 5 of the Guillebaud Committee's Report on the National Health Service up to the last available year; and what would have been the gross cost of the service in that year in terms of prices ruling in 1949–50.

 Mr. Powell:

The cost of the National Health Service as defined in the Guillebaud Committee's Report cannot readily be calculated for later years. The figures in the following table are in terms of the cost of the National Health Service in England and Wales and the Ministry of Health as shown in the Appropriation Accounts. They exclude local health authority services.

 

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