HL Deb 24 September 2002 vol 638 cc221-2WA
Baroness Noakes

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In numerical terms what level of efficiency and value for money gains, expressed as a percentage of Health Authority unified allocations, were made in each of the years 1999–2000, 2000–01 and 2001–02. [HL5528]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Allocations to health authorities are based on an overall assessment of the resources required to cover inflationary pressures and deliver national targets. Allocations to health authorities in 1999–2000 and 2000–01 were made net of 3 per cent efficiency savings, and in 2001–02 allocations were made net of 2 per cent efficiency savings. This means that health authorities needed to achieve the efficiency target to fully fund delivery of national targets and inflation.

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