§ Mr. Loyden
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the total annual budget for(a) the Liverpool district health authority and (b) the North Mersey Health Consortium for the current year.
§ Mr. Sackville
Liverpool health authority's total purchasing budget for the current year, excluding GP fund holders, amounts to £218 million.
The North Mersey Health Consortium, which includes Liverpool, South Sefton, St. Helens and Knowsley and Southport and Formby district health authorities, has a current purchasing budget of some £460 million.