§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give equivalent information relating to the spending of Durham health authority to that given in his replies to the hon. Member for Stockton, South (Mr. Devlin) on 8 November 1989,Official Report, columns 681–82, relating to Darlington, North Tees and South Tees health authorities; and if he will make a statement.225W
§ Mr. Freeman
Figures for gross revenue expenditure in Durham health authority derived from the annual accounts of the authority for the years 1982–83 to 1988–89 (the latest year available), are shown in the table.
The allocation of funding to the districts in the Northern region is a matter for the Northern regional health authority (RHA).
Total revenue expenditure on Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) £ million Cash At 1989–90 prices 1982–83 26.5 37.0 1983–84 27.3 37.7 1984–85 28.8 37.9 1985–86 30.0 37.5 1986–87 32.3 39.0 1987–88 35.0 40.2 1988–89 37.8 40.4
1. The figures have been revalued using the Gross Domestic Product deflator.
2. HCHS covers total expenditure including that on hospital, community health, patient transport (i.e. ambulance), blood transfusion and other services.
3. Expenditure on family practitioner service (FPS) is excluded. Such expenditure is accounted for by family practitioner committees (FPCs) and cannot strictly be attributed to particular regions or districts. However, for the years 1982–83 to 1984–85 the Durham Health Authority had an associated FPC and the expenditure recorded in its accounts for those years included small elements in respect of FPC administrative expenses which are not separately identifiable.
4. All capital expenditure is excluded and revenue expenditure incurred by the Northern RHA for the region as a whole is also excluded.