HL Deb 28 March 1994 vol 553 cc46-8WA
Lord Rea

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the number and percentage of the population living in electoral wards or postcode districts which qualify for deprivation payments to GPs (UPA scores of 30 or more), calculated from both the 1981 and 1991 censuses in: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom as a. whole, Camden and Islington, Inner London, Outer London, Greater London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Birmingham and Bristol.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Cumberlege)

The Under Privileged Area (UPA) Scores, calculated by Professor Jarman, are used to calculate general practitioner deprivation payments in England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland use similar systems, but not one based on pure UPA scores.

Deprivation payments to GPs are based only on data from the 1981 population census, and these are therefore the only figures given.

The following figures are given as the number and percentage of population living in electoral wards.

Number Percentage
England 1981 4,206,887 9.19
Camden and Islington 1981 182,539 57.29

Number Percentage
Inner London 1981 1,217,767 50.20
Outer London 1981 271,154 6.49
Greater London 1981 1,488,921 22.53
Liverpool 1981 112,348 22.30

Number Percentage
Manchester 1981 138,868 31.74
Newcastle 1981 61,792 22.65
Birmingham 1981 234,551 23.53
Bristol 1981 21,633 5.62