HC Deb 22 January 1986 vol 90 cc200-1W
Mr. Raffan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has reached decisions about the allocation of resources for hospital and community health services in Wales in 1986–87.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

In 1986–87, I shall allocate £719.9 million, which will amount to additional resources of £46.5 million over provision in 1985–86.

For revenue spending this represents additional sums totalling £44.4 million, a cash increase of 7.1 per cent. over 1985–86 provision, of which £9.5 million will be required for centrally funded developments. The balance of £34.9 million is being made available to district health authorities. In 1986–87, district health authorities will again be expected to make efficiency savings, the first 0.5 per cent. of which will as in previous years be for reinvestment in the long stay sector; and these together with the cash increase now announced should enable authorities to meet pay and price increases, maintain proper standards of patient care and continue improvements in facilities.

Capital resources for hospital and community health services will increase by £2.1 million net of receipts to £46.2 million. As a consequence of the declining requirements of the centrally funded residual all-Wales programme, the funds available to health authorities will increase to £21.4 million. Authorities will also, as before, retain the benefit of receipts from the sale of surplus land and buildings.

The revenue and capital resources available to individual authorities in 1986–87, will be as shown in the following table. These allocations do not take into account further sums which will be made available following decisions on centrally funded developments for the coming year. These will be announced shortly.

Revenue Element of Allocation Capital Element of Allocation
£000 £000
Clwyd 82.101 3.576
East Dyfed 51.176 1.603
Revenue Element of Allocation Capital Element of Allocation
£000 £000
Pembrokeshire 17.869 0.760
Gwent 99.562 3.743
Gwynedd 49.329 1.314
Mid Glamorgan 116.149 4.096
Powys 23.123 0.775
South Glamorgan 134.994 1.965
West Glamorgan 85.441 3.570