HC Deb 27 October 1987 vol 121 c223W
Mr. Beggs

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what are the per capita expenditure and revenue allocations of each of the four area health boards in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Needham

The revenue allocation for each board in 1987–88 and the corresponding per capita figure, based on mid-1986 population estimates are:

£ £ per capita
Northern 95,472,000 252
Southern 90,199,000 312
Eastern 320,439,000 499
Western 88,344,000 344

This information is meaningless for the purposes of comparison between boards. Estimated board populations do not coincide with actual catchment populations for many services; for example, regional medical services, acute hospital services, psychiatric and mental handicap hospital services.