§ Mr. Squire
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will announce regional health authorities' revenue allocations for 1992–93; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
In 1992–93 regional health authorities' allocations for resident population will increase in real terms by an average of 4.8 per cent. All get substantial real terms increases. The variations are based on the size, age and health of the resident population. No region will get less than 3.5 per cent. extra in real terms and the four Thames regions will get a minimum of 4 per cent. to enable those regions to ensure stability during the period of Sir Bernard Tomlinson's study on London health services.
In addition, there will be increased support for initiatives such as AIDS services and prevention, Project 2000 training for nurses and measures to reduce the hours worked by junior doctors.
The table shows the revenue allocations for each regional health authority.201W
Region 1992–93 allocations for resident population Percentage cash increase Real terms percentage increase £ million per cent. per cent. South Western 1,128.0 10.4 5.7 West Midlands 1,766.6 10.3 5.5 Mersey 856.7 8.2 3.5 North Western 1,439.6 8.2 3.5 ALL REGIONS 16,745.4 9.5 4.8
- 1. Regional cash limits will differ from the sums shown as they exclude allocations for items such as the Service Increment for Teaching and Research and Joint Finance, etc.
- 2. Figures may not sum due to roundings.