HC Deb 24 May 1994 vol 244 c131W
Mr. Ainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Clwyd, North-West (Mr. Richards) of 16 March,Official Report, column 698, if he will explain on what figure he bases his claim that the £1,295 million available for current spending on health authorities is a 4.3 per cent. increase on 1993–94 plans, and where that figure appears in the Welsh Office's published expenditure plans 1994–95 to 1996–97 (Cm 2515).

Mr. Redwood

The £1,295 million which I announced on 16 March as available for hospital and community health services current spending in 1994–95 represents a. cash increase of 4.3 per cent. over the £1,242 million planned spend on comparable services in 1993–94. These amounts are encompassed in the provision shown in figure

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