HC Deb 26 February 2003 vol 400 c629W
Mr Liddell-Grainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what financial assistance primary care trusts receive to meet(a) Government requirements and (b) PSA targets; [98301]

(2) how much financial support his Department gives Strategic Health authorities to meet PSA targets. [98307]

Mr. Hutton

Revenue allocations are made directly to primary care trusts (PCTs). The revenue allocations for 2003–04 to 2005–06 were announced on 11 December 2002. PCTs received growth of £12.7 billion or 30.8 per cent. in these allocations over the three years.

None of the revenue growth money has been identified for specific purposes. PCTs will be able to use these extra resources to deliver on both national and local priorities.

Capital allocations for 2003–04 to 2005–06 were announced on 8 January 2003. These include operational capital allocated to primary care trusts and National Health Service trusts and strategic capital allocated to strategic health authorities. Operational capital increased by £254 million or 33 per cent. and strategic capital by £263 million or 43 per cent. over the three years. £100 million of capital allocations has been earmarked as the access fund to reward organisations making progress towards improving access.

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