HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 c304W
Dr. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to overcome the financial difficulties experienced at East Berkshire health authority in meeting the cost of unbudgeted pay awards; if he will consider central funding of these awards; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

East Berkshire health authority has received a cash allocation this year of £69.5 million, 6.5 per cent. more than in 1986–87. The allocation includes a special addition to help health authorities maintain and develop services following this year's review body awards. The health authority must take the necessary steps to balance the cost of service developments against other cost pressures.