§ 23. Mr. Riddick
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total amount of money allocated to the Huddersfield health authority in 1979 and 1989; arid what was the percentage change in that period.
§ Mr. Freeman
This information is not held centrally. Only expenditure figures are available to the Department centrally. These can be obtained from annual accounts. My hon. Friend may wish to contact the chairman of the Yorkshire regional health authority for the proper answer.
The Huddersfield health authority was established on 1 April 1982. Total revenue expenditure recorded in the authority's annual accounts for 1982–83 was £36.3 million and in 1988–89 was £52.4 million representing an increase in real terms of 7 per cent. (measured at 1988–89 prices by the use of the gross domestic deflator).