§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the sums which his Department will transmit to regional health authorities in the current financial year, if he will publish a table showing the increases and decreases in real terms in the allocation of such hospital and health service funding in each of the past 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The total amount available for net revenue spending on hospital, community health, family health and related services in 1991–92 is £17.96 billion. Of this, the main population based allocation for the 14 regional health authorities (RHAs) is £14.85 billion. RHAs will also receive special allocations such as the service increment for teaching, and increased support for centrally financed initiatives such as the AIDS programe, project 2000 and 100 consultants.
The table shows the main population based allocations for the 14 RHAs over the past 10 years. These are given at current cash levels and at 1991–92 cash levels using the GDP deflator, and demonstrate a real term increase over the period of 23 per cent.
Year Allocation cash Allocation 1990–91 cash levels 1982–83 7,281,698 12,113,906 1983–84 8,166,250 12,985,562 1984–85 8,454,184 12,793,463 1985–86 9,049,056 12,985,938 1986–87 9,615,451 13,342,496 1987–88 10,215,098 13,441,945 1988–89 11,276,275 13,828,885 1989–90 12,330,178 14,215,832 1990–91 13,377,893 14,314,346 1991–92 14,853,676 14,853,676
Note: To allow for consistency of comparison the allocations shown above exclude additional allocations made in-year such as the cost of review body pay awards.