HC Deb 18 December 1987 vol 124 c912W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has on the deficit for(a) 1987–88 and (b) 1988–89 currently anticipated by Waltham Forest health authority.

Mr. Newton

Regional health authorities are responsible for monitoring their districts' financial positions and the Department does not routinely collect such information in-year or for future years. The hon. Member may wish to approach the chairman of the North East Thames regional health authority, which may be able to assist with the information he seeks.