HC Deb 23 January 1990 vol 165 c671W
84. Mr. Colin Shepherd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give further details of the new system of distributing resources to regional health authorities.

Mr. Freeman

The new system was set out in paragraphs 4.8 to 4.10 of "Working for Patients" and in paragraphs 1.1 to 1.6 of Working Paper 2: "Funding and Contracts for Hospital Services", copies of which are available in the Library. For further details, I refer my hon. Friend to the replies that I gave the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, Central (Mr. Cousins) on 10 January at column663 and today.

Table 1
1990–91 shares
Region Crude population Weighted1 for age structure Weighted for SMRs Weighted for costs of providing services
per cent. per cent. per cent. per cent.
Northern 6.40 6.32 6.85 6.63
Yorkshire 7.56 7.54 7.84 7.59
Trent 9.80 9.65 9.82 9.51