HC Deb 24 November 1981 vol 13 c359W
21. Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will increase National Health Service expenditure on the nursing service.

Dr. Vaughan

The Department allocates resources to regional health authorities on the basis of their assessed overall health care need. No sums are earmarked for increases in particular services. It is for health authorities to decide how to deploy their resources in the light of national policies and priorities and local circumstances.