HC Deb 24 March 1988 vol 130 c223W
35. Rev. Martin Smyth

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about his plans to provide additional funds for the Health Service in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Needham

I have no plans to increase the level of revenue funding for 1988–89 for the health and personal social services in Northern Ireland beyond that already announced. Following representations from the chairmen of the health and social services boards, I have, however, decided to increase capital allocations by £5 million.