§ Mr. Thorpe
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid by the regional hospital boards and private hospital establishments, respectively, in the first full year of the selective employment tax.
§ Mr. Diamond
It is estimated that the regional hospital boards will pay approxi-342W mately £24 million in a full year. This sum is borne on Votes and therefore met by the Exchequer. I regret that a comparable figure for private hospitals is not available.