§ Mr. Favell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the increase in cash terms and in real terms in the amount of money available to health services in the north-west region between 1978–79 and 1983–84.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Revenue spending on health services in north-western region increased by 101.l per cent. in cash terms between 1978–79 and 1983–84, representing an increase in real terms of 18.1 per cent. after taking account of general inflation as measured by the gross domestic product deflator.