§ Mr. Randall
asked the Minister of Health if he will state the maintenance allocation to the group management committee in respect of hospitals in Gateshead for the current year; the amount requested when estimates were prepared; and the percentage increases in monetary and real terms over the allocation of the previous financial year.
§ Mr. Powell
The initial allocation to the Gateshead Hospital Management Committee for 1962–63 was £1,074,500, an increase of 6.2 per cent. in money terms over the initial allocation for 1961–62. The notes to my reply to the hon. Member for Greenwich and others on 17th December apply.