HC Deb 23 January 1997 vol 288 cc717-8W
Mr. Ainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what is(a) the geographic area covered and (b) average population density for each health authority in Wales; [12084]

(2) what is the population of each health authority area in Wales. [12079]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

The information is in the following table:

Health authority Population estimate—mid 1995 Area (sq km) Population density (residents per sq km)
Bro Taf 726,900 1,011 719
Dyfed Powys 475,600 10,976 43
Gwent 556,300 1,553 358
Morgannwg 500,900 1,067 470
North Wales 657,100 6,172 106
Wales 2,916,800 20,779 140


Population data-Office for National Statistics.

Areas based on Ordnance Survey data.

Mr. Ainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the budget for each health authority area in Wales(a) for 1996–97 and (b) 1997–98. [12081]

Mr. Jones

The latest available amounts allocated to each authority, including revenue, capital and GP expenses cash limits, for 1996–97 is as follows:

Health authority Total allocation
North Wales 385,467
Dyfed Powys 300,088
Morgannwg 306,191
Bro Taf 448,235
Gwent 314,477

All figures in £ millions.

The budgets for 1997–98 will be issued shortly.