§ Mr. Hayhoe
The costing returns for 1984–85 submitted to the Department by health authorities give an average cost for hospital administration (including medical records) of £4.35 per in-patient day. This average includes hospitals of all types except those administered by the special health authorities for the London postgraduate teaching hospitals, for which equivalent figures are not readily available. It does not include the administration costs of regional and district headquarters, as these are not apportioned between hospital services and the other services for which health authorities are responsible. I regret that information is not available on amounts paid in private clinics or hospitals.