§ 18. Dr. Starkey
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with Buckinghamshire health authority on its plans for achieving equity of funding across their area. 
§ Mr. Milburn
Officials from Anglia and Oxford Regional Office of the National Health Service Executive have held discussions with Buckinghamshire Health Authority. The Health Authority recognise the need to target resources at the area of greatest need in the county. An exercise comprehensively to map current expenditure is near completion and any proposed redistribution of resources will begin in 1998/99.