§ 20. Mr. Archer
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the impact of Health Service funding in Northern Ireland for the financial year 1986–87 will be on jobs and services for each of the health and social services boards.
§ Mr. Needham
The increases in revenue allocations to Health and Social Services Boards in 1986–87, together with the funds realised by their cost improvement programmes, should enable boards to meet pay and other pressures while still allowing a range of valuable service developments to proceed. The precise impact on jobs will depend on the content of boards' final operational plans, including their cost improvement programmes.