§ 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