The number of staff is 100. The weekly average number of patients is 74. Since the hospital opened less than a year ago, I cannot give a reliable figure of cost.
Does the right hon. Gentleman think that this hospital is an economic proposition? Would it not be far better to make arrangements with either a French or American hospital in Paris for the treatment of British patients, or would it not be even better to fly such patients back home for treatment in Britain?
It is difficult to say of a hospital what is an economic proposition. I do not know exactly what the hon. Member has in mind. Whether it is run economically is another matter and something which is now before the Public Accounts Committee, and I think that the House will wish me to await that Committee's Report before commenting.