§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the Government have to finance the Great Ormond Street children's hospital.
§ Mr. Freeman
The Hospitals for Sick Children special health authority, of which Great Ormond Street children's hospital is part, received an initial revenue cash limit for 1989–90 of some £44.0 million. Subsequent additions to this have included £0.4 million to help meet the costs of the review body awards for doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives and the professions allied to medicine, and £0.1 million towards the costs of implementing the NHS review. The overall revenue allocation for the London postgraduate special health authorities for 1990–91 will increase by 2.27 per cent. in real terms. Detailed initial revenue cash limits for individual special health authorities will be issued in the new year.