§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give for each health district the revenue and capital expenditure in each year since 1974, expressing the figures (a) in money terms (b) adjusted by the gross domestic product deflator and (c) adjusted by the movement of National Health Service pay and prices.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
[pursuant to his reply, 2 December 1985, c. 142]Tables showing revenue and capital expenditure by regional health authorities in each year from 1974–75 to 1984–85 have been placed in the Library. The cash figures have been adjusted by the gross domestic product deflator and by movements in NHS pay and prices for revenue and in construction prices for capital to a common 1983–84 base. Details of district health authority expenditure which are held centrally only for the years following the 1982 re-organisation have also been placed in the Library. Capital expenditure on major schemes is charged to regional health authority accounts and to that extent comparisons cannot usefully be drawn between district health authority expenditure figures. For both revenue and capital, it is inappropriate to revalue district health authority expenditure by reference to centrally assessed movements in pay and prices, because the composition of that expenditure can differ substantially from the national average. Although revenue and capital expenditure by regional health authorities has been revalued by centrally assessed movements in pay and prices, the composition of that expenditure can also differ from the national average.
1985–86 RHA Revenue Capital RHA Revenue Allocation Service Increment Capital Allocation* RAWP allocation as per cent. of weighted population share Central Teaching support £000s £000s £000s £000s Northern 617,301 13,068 39,037 88.7 239 Yorkshire 691,845 12,455 54,338 106.2 88 Trent 844,837 31,232 65,418 90.5 2,066 East Anglian 352,923 5,738 23,431 87.2 48 North West Thames 712,955 27,534 42,180 87.2 2,588 North East Thames 903,411 48,261 48,617 88.5 — South East Thames 789,584 31,182 49,622 90.8 — South West Thames 602,770 12,966 39,023 86.9 2,847 Wessex 503,853 9,186 60,945 134-2 2,034 Oxford 396,765 7,388 25,114 87.2 —