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Birmingham Area Health Authority

Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if the Resources Allocation Working Party recommendations for the distribution of money takes account of the extra rôle of Birmingham Area Health Authority (Training) in any of its numerous specialities and training.

The working party's recommendations took specific account of the provision of facilities for clinical teaching and of services for patients crossing administrative boundaries; they recognised, in addition, that allowance needed to be made in the distribution of money for factors not taken into account in the objective assessment of relative need.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the amount of revenue budget for 1977–78 allocated to Birmingham Area Health Authority (Teaching); and how this compares with 1976–77.

I am advised by the West Midlands Regional Health Authority that the 1977–78 revenue cash limit for health services notified to the Birmingham Area Health Authority (Teaching) is £108·6 million, an increase, in real terms, of 0·7 per cent. over the previous year.