§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will list by regional health authority the allocations made to local authorities in the Yorkshire region for AIDS support in(a) 1993–94 and (b) 1994–95 ; and what was the basis of allocations to such authorities in each of these years;
(2) if she will list by regional health authority what allocations were made to local authorities in the Trent region for AIDS support in (a) 1993–94 and (b) 1994–95; and what was the basis of allocation to such authorities in each of these years.
§ Mr. Sackville
For 1993–94, AIDS support grant allocations were made on the basis of open-ended bids submitted by local authorities. Local authorities not receiving AIDS support grant were given money under the Healthy Alliances scheme for HIV prevention and joint working with health authorities.
For 1994–95 local authorities were invited to submit expenditure plans against indicative allocations of both AIDS support grant and Healthy Alliances moneys. These allocations were based on confidential information available for the first time and supplied to the Department by the Public Health Laboratory Service on the distribution of AIDS cases by local authority area. Where this formula would mean a reduction in grant in 1994–95, local authorities were advised that there might, in exceptional circumstances, be some scope to adjust allocations on a transitional basis and that applications for additional grant could be made.
The information requested for the Yorkshire and Trent regions is shown in the table: