§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will quantify the progress made in the North-East Thames regional health authority in redistributing resources between districts in accordance with the resources allocation working party formula.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The lastest figures provided by the regional health authority are given in the following table:
Former AHA/new DHA Post allocation distance from target per cent. 1979–80 1981–82 1982–83 Essex AHA (4) (4) * Basildon and Thurrock HA 11 Mid Essex HA (22) NE Essex HA — West Essex HA 5 Southend HA (20) Barking and Havering AHA 3 2 * Barking, Havering and Brentwood HA 2 Camden and Islington AHA(T) 23 20 * Hampstead HA 18 Bloomsbury HA 14 Islington HA 28 City and East London AHA(T) 19 13 * City and Hackney HA 9 Newham HA 24 Tower Hamlets HA 12 Enfield and Haringey AHA 20 13 * Enfield HA 18 Haringey HA 9 Redbridge and Waltham Forest 7 7 * Redbridge HA (6) Waltham Forest HA 14 * Not applicable.
Distance from target figures for 1982–83 are at November 1980 levels and represent the split by District of the figure contained in the 1981–82 column.
The 1982–83 distance target figures have not been altered to take into account changes arising from the boundary alterations on NHS restructuring in 1982.
Figures in brackets denote distance below target; other figures denote distance above target.