§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the criteria for a local authority receiving an increased joint funding allocation through deprived inner city weighting.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Ten per cent. of the funds available for joint finance in England are distributed with a bias towards those regions which contain partnership or programme authorities as designated by the Department of the Environment. Health authorities are advised to take account of local circumstances when making funds available for schemes, including social deprivation and relative deficiencies in primary health care and related social services.