§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the answer of 4 November, if, in the light of the assumptions about receipts from land sales supporting the capital programmes of the National Health Service in the autumn statement, he will allow in his capital allocation to the Northern regional health authority for the refusal on appeal of a superstore at St. Nicholas' hospital, Newcastle; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
The allocation of funds between regional health authorities is concerned with net Exchequer resources and takes no account of receipts from land sales by health authorities which they may retain. Hence, changes in such receipts, or anticipated receipts, will have no influence on these allocations.