HC Deb 10 November 2003 vol 413 c139W
Mr. Cummings

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the three most(a) advantaged and (b) disadvantaged primary care trusts, giving their respective distance from their funding target allocation in percentage terms for 2003–04 to 2005–06; and if he will make a statement. [136037]

Mr. Hutton

As a result of the 2003–04 to 2005–06 revenue allocations all primary care trusts in England will make progress towards their target shares of resources as determined by the weighted capitation formula.

Information on distances from targets for primary care trusts in England for 2003–04 to 2005–06 is available in the Library.

Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money was allocated to each primary care trust to pay for the new consultant's contract. [131637]

Mr. Hutton

Primary care trust allocations for 2003–04, 2004–05 and 2005–06 include 0.3 per cent., 0.4 per cent, and 0.5 per cent, of main allocations for the new consultants' contract.