§ Dr. David Clark
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish 328W the annual financial allocation to the Northern regional health authority for each year since April 1974; and what this represents in real terms.
§ Dr. Vaughan
The information requested is provided in the following table. Regional health authorities receive financial allocations for both capital and revenue and the table shows the combined figures for the Northern regional health authority since 1974–75. The allocations have been revalued to a constant price level reflecting pay and prices ruling at November 1978 using national revaluation factors.
Year Revenue and capital allocations to Northern RHA Allocations expressed at constant price levels i.e. November 1978 £ million £ million 1974–75* 162.7 272.2 1975–76* 210.7 242.6 1976–77* 242.6 285.3 1977–78† 264.5 286.2 1978–79† 299.6 302.8 1979–80† 340.5 311.2 * Actual permissible spending. † Approved cash limit allocations.