§ Dr. Hampson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will list the proportion of gross national product 275W spent on health services by each of the EEC countries, the USA, Canada and Sweden.
§ Dr. Owen
Apart from the United Kingdom, the latest available information in the terms requested is published by the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. It does not cover all EEC countries. The figures are as follows:
Country Year Percentage of GNP (at market prices) United Kingdom … 1973 4.2 France … 1969 5.7 Netherlands … 1969 5.9 West Germany … 1969 5.7 United States of America … 1969 6.8 Canada … 1969 7.3 Sweden … 1969 6.7