§ 21. Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will consider the allocation of additional funds to the Trent regional health authority to modernise the older wards at Leicester royal infirmary.
§ Mrs. Currie
In the financial year starting on 1 April, Trent regional health authority will receive increases of over £55 million on this year's £901 million revenue allocation and £3.6 million on this year's [£59 million] capital allocation—respectively 6.3 per cent. and 6.6 per cent. increases. Capital and revenue allocations to districts are a matter for the regional health authority. It is for the authorities to decide on priorities for capital expenditure.