§ Ms Jowell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when she intends to publish the report of consultants from York university on resource allocation; and if she will make a statement;
(2) what was the extent of the shortfall in the funding of London's health services identified by the King's Fund Research Institute in its report "London, The Key Facts"; and what steps she has planned to reduce that shortfall;
(3) what assessment she has made of the conclusion of the King's Fund Research Institute in its report "London, The Key Facts", on the extent of the underfunding of London's health service and the conclusions of the resource allocation review conducted for the Department of Health.
§ Mr. Sackville
[holding answer 23 May 1994]: We have received the report of the review of weighted capitation which builds on the analytical work undertaken by consultants from York university. The review is a major piece of work and will require consideration.
The King's fund report entitled "London, The Key facts" has confirmed the view that London's primary and126W
§ Mr. Sackville
[holding answer 20 May 1994]: The available information is shown in the table.
Final figures for 1993–94 and 1994–95 are not yet available.
community care services are underdeveloped compared with the rest of the country. An extra £85 million is being invested this year to improve primary and community care services in the capital.
The King's Fund Institute also claimed that London's health services are underfunded by £200 million, but did not give any detailed reasoning for this conclusion.