§ Mr. Leslie Huckfield
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what revision of hospital capital and current expenditures he proposes to make in order to make the amount spent per head of population in the West Midlands equal to that in the South-East.
§ Mr. Crossman
I am reviewing the distribution to Hospital Boards of resources for the capital building programme to secure the aim expressed in "The Hospital Building Programme" (Cmnd. 3000) of achieving a common satisfactory service in all parts of the country. I am also considering how the allocation of hospital revenue funds can be adjusted with a view to speeding up the removal of inequalities in standards of service without seriously disrupting the hospital services in the better off Regions.