§ 19. Mr. Martlew
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals she has to alter the boundaries of the three district health authorities in Cumbria.
§ Mr. Sackville
None at present. Northern regional health authority, together with its district health authorities (DHAs) and family health services authorities are currently considering the best way to develop DHAs' central role in purchasing health care on behalf of their residents; including the possibility of joint working with neighbouring authorities.