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NHS Expenditure Per Head of Population

Baroness Noakes asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Warner: The table shows total net National Health Service expenditure per head of population for the period 1991–92 to 2002–03 in England and in the United Kingdom. Figures for Wales and Scotland are the responsibility of the devolved administrations.

Spend per head (1, 2, 3)
YearEnglandUnited Kingdom
££
1991–92530550
1992–93580600
1993–94600620
1994–95640650
1995–96660680
1996–97680700
1997–98710730
1998–99750770
1999–2000820850
2000–01900930
2001–021,0001,030
2002–031,1301,150

(1) For years 1991–92 to 1998–99 figures are on a cash basis, whereas figures for the period 1999–2000 to 2001–02 are on a stage 1 resource budgeting basis. Finally, figures for 2002–03 are on a stage 2 resource budgeting basis. As a result, figures are not comparable across the period.

(2) Figures are calculated using population estimates provided by the Office for National Statistics.

(3) Figures are rounded to the nearest £10.


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Baroness Noakes asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What is the estimated cost of the National Health Service per head of population for each of the years 2003–04 to 2005–06 for (a) England; (b) Wales; (c) Scotland; and (d) the United Kingdom.[HL5064]

Lord Warner: The table shows planned total net National Health Service expenditure per head of population in England and in the United Kingdom for the period 2003–04 to 2005–06. Expenditure per head figures for Wales and Scotland are the responsibility of the devolved administrations.

YearSpend per head(1)(2)
England United Kingdom
2003–041,2401.270
2004–051,3601.390
2005–061,4901,520

(3) Figures are calculated using population projections provided by the Office for National Statistics.

(4) Figures are rounded to the nearest £10.


Cod Stocks

Lord Mason of Barnsley asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What steps are being taken to ensure that cod fish stocks in Britain have a sustainable and profitable future.[HL5060]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty): In December 2002 the UK and other member states agreed emergency measures which limit the days at sea of vessels which take cod either as a target species or as a bycatch. We are discussing with member states and the European Commission a longer-term recovery plan.

We have also agreed a range of technical measures intended to reduce the amount of juvenile cod taken by fishing gear. An area of the Irish Sea has been closed during the spring spawning season for four successive years.



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