§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the revenue generated from private patients at hospitals in the Durham area in 1989; and what were the comparable figures for each of the last 10 years at 1989 prices.
§ Mr. Mellor
The available information is given in the table:
Income from private patients: Durham health authority £ (at 1988–89 prices) 1982–83 6,158 1983–84 31,773 1984–85 34,230 1985–86 41,405 1986–87 49,912 11987–88 53,776 1 Latest year available.
1. The figures used arc derived from the annual accounts of the health authority and have been expressed at 1988–89 prices by the use of the gross domestic product deflator.
2. The Durham health authority was established on 1 April 1982. Prior to that date the authority's predecessor health district formed part of an area health authority and district-based figures were not collected centrally.