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Bedfordshire Area Health Authority

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why Bedfordshire falls 74th in the list of 90 area health authorities in revenue expenditure per capita; and what action he proposes to take.

In 1974 area health authorities inherited different expenditure levels per head of population. We aim to progress to a more equitable distribution of health care as soon as new resources allow this.