HC Deb 19 May 2004 vol 421 c1091W
Lady Hermon

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what future funding has been allocated specifically in relation to the development of treatment and care for Alzheimer's sufferers. [173272]

Angela Smith

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is not planning to allocate funds specifically for the development of treatment and care of Alzheimer's sufferers. Allocations are made on the basis of Programmes of Care for different classes of patients and clients, rather than specific conditions. Decisions about funding for treatment and care are made by Health and Social Services Boards in light of local priorities and available resources.