§ Mr. Eastham
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make it his policy to make additional resources available to Central Manchester health authority so as to reduce waiting lists at Manchester royal eye hospital.
§ Mr. Newton
The funding of Central Manchester district health authority is a matter for the North Western regional health authority. The hon. Member may, therefore, like to write direct to the chairman of that authority. For 1988–89 we are making £30 million available to regional health authorities to assist them to reduce the time people wait for hospital treatment.