§ Dr. Owen
The total expenditure in each region in England and Wales in extra duty allowances for the period 1st July 1975 to 5th October, based on the latestavailableinformation, was as follows:
Region £'000 Northern 807 Yorkshire 965 Trent 1,040 E. Anglia 463 N. W. Thames 1,258 N. E. Thames 1,324 S. E. Thames 1,176 S. W. Thames 664 Wessex 441 Oxford 494 Southern Western 561 West Midlands 882 Mersey 586 North Western 902 Wales 818 Preserved Boards of Governors 249
(1) Figures from before 1st July 1974, when the lower threshhold for payments was introduced, are not comparable with those after that date.
(2)The total figures are based on actual expenditure: there has been no adjustment to take account of different rates current before and after 1st April 1975.
(3)Figures for the period 9th March 1975 to 5th October 1975 included in the above totals are subject to the independent audit agreed with the medical profession.