HC Deb 05 December 1979 vol 975 c258W
Mr. Lee

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the mortality rate in the North-West of England, as evidenced by the recently published statistics of the Office of Health Economics, if he is satisfied that the North-West is receiving its fair share of National Health Service resources.

Dr. Vaughan

Mortality statistics are taken into account in the resource allocation process. It is recognised that revenue allocations to the North-West do not yet fully meet its assessed needs. It is my intention to continue the redistribution of resources in favour of the needier regions.