HC Deb 03 December 1993 vol 233 c801W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if the proposed new larger regional health authority will restore the funding cut to Waltham Forest district health authority made by the current regional health authority; and if she will make a statement.

Dr. Mawhinney

Under the weighted capitation funding system, health authorities are funded for their resident population. Departmental guidance gives regional health authorities discretion to use their judgment about the precise distribution of funds which suits their districts' needs, based on the analysis of local information. The present allocation for Redbridge and Waltham Forest health authority is a matter for North East Thames regional health authority and the hon. Member may wish to contact Sir William Stavely, the chairman, for details.