§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer of 13 December,Official Report, column 478, what amount of the fundholding allocation was retained by general practitioner fundholders in 1991–92 (a) in total and (b) in each region.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
[holding answer 17 December 1993]: The final audited savings for 1991–92 are now available and are shown in the table. Overall general practitioner fundholders retained £14.5 million efficiency savings which will be spent on further improving services for patients. This represents 3.6 per cent. of budgets set and is a considerable achievement by fundholders in the first year of the scheme.
Region Fundholder savings retained in 1991–92 (£ million) Northern 0.7 Yorkshire 1.1 Trent 1.5 East Anglian 0.6 North West Thames 0.9 North East Thames 1.0 South East Thames 0.7 South West Thames 1.6 Wessex 0.7 Oxford 1.1 South Western 0.5 West Midlands 2.5 Mersey 1.1 North Western 0.7
Region Fundholder savings retained in 1991–92 (£ million) England 14.5
Note: Figures do not add for England total due to rounding.