HC Deb 16 July 1991 vol 195 c137W
21. Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what approval formulae was used by health authorities to take account of relative levels of local deprivation; how these are tabulated into sums of money; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dorrell

Our guidance invites regional health authorities to consider allowing for social deprivation when they fund their districts. A number of them do so, using several approaches. Details of the monetary effect of allowing for social deprivation are not held centrally.

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