§ 21. Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what approval formulae was used by health authorities to take account of relative levels of local deprivation; how these are tabulated into sums of money; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Dorrell
Our guidance invites regional health authorities to consider allowing for social deprivation when they fund their districts. A number of them do so, using several approaches. Details of the monetary effect of allowing for social deprivation are not held centrally.