HC Deb 24 February 1976 vol 906 cc180-1W
80. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, when she is considering her disposition of funds for the various health authorities for the year 1976–77, she will strike an even balance on a per capita basis across the United Kingdom.

Dr. Owen

No. This formula would merely perpetuate the existing inequalities between regions. Instead, on the basis of the findings of the Resource Allocation Working Party, we have announced that next year we will be taking a major step to correct the existing imbalance.

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