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Public expenditure on health and social care

Inquiry status: Concluded

The Health Committee has produced a series of reports over the last four years on the response of the health and social care systems to the requirement to achieve 4% year-on-year efficiency gains to allow them to meet rising demand for care through a period of minimal real resource growth and, in the case of social care, of reductions in resources. This inquiry looks into funding and expenditure during this Parliament.

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.