HL Deb 12 January 2005 vol 668 cc70-1WA
Lord Chadlington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What funds are being made available for the implementation of the national alcohol strategy. [HL397]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner)

Primary care trusts are responsible for providing their populations with healthcare and deciding how to configure local services to meet the needs of local residents. Overall expenditure plans for the National Health Service indicate an average annual increase of 7.3 per cent, in real terms between 2002–03 and 2007–08, a total increase of 42 per cent, in real terms over the period.