HC Deb 23 October 1979 vol 972 cc163-4W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is his estimate of the effect on the finances of the Brent and Harrow Area health authority of the decision not to apply resource allocation in 1980–81;

(2) if the cut of £98,000 from the current expenditure of the Brent and Harrow area health authority includes the amount needed to pay the increased costs arising from the increase of value added tax from 5 per cent. to 15 per cent.

Dr. Vaughan

My right hon. Friend is responsible for allocations to regional health authorities, but allocations to area health authorities are made by the regional health authority concerned. The hon. Member may, therefore, care to seek information from the North-West Thames regional health authority.