§ 25. Sir David Renton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is aware that the Eastern Regional Health Authority and its area health authorities have in the current financial year not been given sufficient funds to enable them to provide the medical and hospital services which are required; what steps he intends to take to help these authorities in this financial year: and whether he will give an undertaking that adequate funds will be provided in the next financial year.
§ Mr. Moyle
I recognise that East Anglia is one of the deprived health regions which therefore received a larger than average addition to its revenue funds in this financial year; we have no further 653W funds available this year. I would expect the region to continue to receive a larger than average increase in funds in 1978–79, including a share of the additional resources my right hon. Friend announced in the debate on the Address on 4th November—[Vol. 938, c. 264–266]—Under this policy the delivery of health care services within the region will continue to be strengthened.