HC Deb 15 April 1986 vol 95 c352W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will allocate extra funds to South Glamorgan health authority; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mark Robinson

For 1986–87 the South Glamorgan health authority has received a revenue allocation of some £135 million. This represents a cash increase of 5.6 per cent. over its 1985–86 provision which is marginally higher than the 5.5 per cent. increase which has been made available on average for district health authorities in Wales. This cash increase, together with the further efficiency savings which all authorities are expected to make, should be sufficient to meet both the cost of pay and price increases in 1986–87 and the additional service requirements arising from Government policy objectives, demographic changes and medical and technological advances. In addition, the authority stands to benefit from various centrally funded developments for which supplementary allocations will be provided during the course of the year.

The authority has received a discretionary capital allocation of £1–965 million which was determined by a formula agreed by all health authorities. It will also benefit during the course of 1986–87 from centrally financed capital schemes amounting to £6.846 million.