HC Deb 28 October 1976 vol 918 c338W
Mr. George Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if plans to redistribute the sum available for expenditure on the hospital services in the various regions will be modified in view of the restrictions in public spending; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moyle

The Government intends to maintain the policy of eliminating as soon as practicable the inequalities in the level of financial resources between regions, and between areas and districts within regions, but the rate of progress will be affected by the resources available for hospital and community health services each year.