§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Resource allocation to the Liverpool health authority is a matter for the Mersey health authority. For the period to 1982–83 the annual accounts446W submitted to the Department show total expenditure by the Liverpool authority on all services except payments to contractors providing family practitioner services, as follows:
£ million 1976–77 59.8 1977–78 66.5 1978–79 75.6 1979–80 90.7 1980–81 114.4 1981–82 124.1 1982–83 117.8
At the time of the 1982 NHS restructuring there were changes in responsibility, primarily the transfer of Rainhill hospital to a neighbourhood authority, for which the figures for years prior to 1982–83 have not been adjusted.