Skip to main content

East Anglia (Financial Allocation)

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she has received a complaint from the East Anglian Regional Health Authority that recent allocations to that authority's health service show a 2 per cent. above average increase, while the population of East Anglia has increased by 6 per cent. more than the rest of the country; and if she will take steps to ensure that the regional authority obtains a correct allocation of resources.

I have recently had representations from the Chairman of the East Anglian Regional Health Authority about the financial resources allocated to the region in relation to current forecasts of population growth. I have commissioned an urgent review of the methods of allocating capital and revenue resources with the object of ensuring that these do not militate against the most needy regions. I have assured the chairman that the particular problems affecting East Anglia will be borne in mind.