HC Deb 21 April 1986 vol 96 cc71-2W
Mr. Pike

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current average budget of a community health council in England; and if he will give comparable figures in real terms over the last five years.

Mr. Hayhoe

The available information on community health council expenditure is set out in the table. It is not possible to provide comparable data for the years prior to 1982–83 because of the changes in health authority and community health council boundaries in 1982

Average expenditure per Community Health Council
Cash* (£) Constant Prices† (£)
1982–83 29,830 32,446
1983–84 31,436 32,734
1984–85 32,687 32,687
* Taken from health authorities' summarised accounts.
† Revalued to 1984–85 levels using the gross domestic product deflator.