§ 33. Mr. Clapham
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the Barnsley health authority has sufficient resources available to meet the demands placed upon it. 
§ Yvette Cooper
In the allocations for 2001–02 announced on 14 November 2000, Barnsley Health Authority received £185.6 million, an increase of 8.7 per cent., compared with a national average of 8.5 per cent. These allocations include £2 million for the new health inequalities adjustment. In addition, for 2002–03 and 2003–04 all health authorities will get a minimum increase of 6 per cent. each year. This will allow health authorities to plan ahead for the medium term instead of just the short term.