HC Deb 07 July 2003 vol 408 c662W
Phil Sawford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health following the introduction of the weighted capitation formula from 1 April, how many primary care trusts in England and Wales are receiving funding of(a) more and (b) less than 100 per cent.;and what action he is taking to ensure that those receiving less than 100 per cent. will receive their full funding allocation in future years. [123905]

Mr. Hutton

As a result of the 2003–06 allocations, all primary care trusts (PCTs) in England will make progress towards their target shares of resources, as determined by the new formula.

Information on distances from target for PCTs in England for 2003–04 is available in the Library.

Funding for health bodies in Wales is a matter for the National Assembly for Wales.