HC Deb 03 June 1985 vol 80 cc107-8W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many National Health Service hospital beds have been closed each year since 1979 as a result of

Committee Member Period of Service (Years) Position Held
Professor Sir Abraham Goldberg (Chairman) MD DSc FRCP FRSE 5 Regius Professor of the Practice
of Medicine Gardiner Institute
University of Glasgow
Professor A. W. Asscher BSc MD FRCP Professor of Renal Medicine
University of Wales
Professor A. M. Breckenridge MSc MD FRCP Professor of Clinical
Liverpool University
Dr. C. M. Castleden MD FRCP Consultant Geriatrician
Leicester General Hospital
Mr. W. M. Darling OBE FPS 5 Community Pharmacist South
Professor J. W. Dundee MD PhD FRCP FFARCS 5 Professor of Anaesthetics
Queens University Belfast
Professor P. H. Elworthy B Pharm PhD DSc MScChem MRSC FPS MCPP 7 Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy.
University of Manchester and
visiting Professor in
Pharmaceutics at the School of
Pharmacy, University of London
Professor A. T. Florence DSc PhD FRSC MPS MCPP 4 Professor of Pharmacy University
of Strathclyde
Professor D. G. Grahame-Smith MB BS PhD FRCP 11 Rhodes Professor of Clinical
Pharmacology University of Oxford
Professor M. W. Greaves MD PhD FRCP Professor of Clinical
Dermatology St. Johns Hospital
for Diseases of the Skin, London
Dr. J. M. Holt MA MSc MD FRCP 5 Consultant Physician John
Radcliffe Hospital Oxford

the closure of wards within hospitals that still remained open; and in which hospitals these beds were located in each case;

(2) what has been the level of expenditure on the National Health Service each year since 1955; what has been the real increase each year in terms of (a) the retail price index and (b) National Health Service pay and prices; and what was the level of National Health Service expenditure each year as a percentage of gross national product.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I shall let the hon. Member have replies as soon as possible.