HC Deb 13 January 1987 vol 108 c165W
15. Mr. John Mark Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received about the resources allocated to the East Birmingham hospital; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

The Department has received a number of representations about East Birmingham's financial problems. The allocation of resources to district health authorities is, however, a matter for regional health authorities which are best placed to make the necessary judgments. This year (1986–87) the West Midlands health region is getting a cash increase of 8.5 per cent., taking its annual revenue allocation to over £1 billion. As I have explained, it is for the West Midlands regional health authority to decide how best to divide this growth money between its 22 districts.

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