§ Mrs. Peacock
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how much his Department allocated to or spent in 1985, 1986 and 1987 in the North West health region, the Northern health region and the Yorkshire health region, respectively.
§ Mr. Newton
Following is expenditure information for the Northern, Yorkshire and North Western health regions:
Total expenditure on hospital and community health services1 1984–8
Northern region 634.7 669.6 717.4 Yorkshire region 709.2 772.3 818.1 North Western region 899.3 943.5 988.0 1 Includes revenue and capital expenditure on hospital, community health, ambulance, blood transfusion and other services.
Annual accounts of the regional health authority and district health authorities comprising each region.
- 1. Expenditure on family practitioner services is excluded: such expenditure is accounted for by family practitioner committees (FPCs) and cannot strictly be attributed to particular regions. However, prior to 1 April 1985 many of the district health authorities within each region had an associated FPC and those authorities' total expenditure figures for 1984–85 include elements relating to FPCs' administrative expenses which are not separately identifiable.
- 2. Expenditure by the special health authorities and other bodies providing central services to the National Health Service and expenditure met centrally by the Department is also excluded.