§ 55. Mr. Jim Lester
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether any hospital region has indicated to him that it will exceed the cash limits on its expenditure.
§ 68. Mr. John H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is now his estimate of the total cut-back in current as well as capital expenditure in the health and hospital services, expressed per capita, to meet restrictions imposed by his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, giving a comparative breakdown by region and area health authority.
§ Mr. Moyle
The reductions in public expenditure arising from the measures announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer last July did not require a reduction in the current expenditure on hospital and community health services. The estimated reduction in capital expenditure in England for these services is 30 pence per head in 1977–8. The total reduction will be one124W of the factors to be taken into account when the 1977–8 funds are allocated to the health authorities; meanwhile it is not possible to give a comparative breakdown by region and area.