HC Deb 28 January 2003 vol 398 c823W
Mr. Ben Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account was taken of inherited deficit in fixing future financial allocations for primary care trusts. [93408]

Mr. Hutton

We allocate resources to primary care trusts on the basis of the relative needs of their populations. A weighted capitation formula is used to determine each primary care trust's target share of available resources.