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New Towns (Health Care)

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much his Department expects to allocate for the provision of health care in the new towns budget for 1980–81 and 1981–82, respectively; and how much of the total will be allocated to Peterborough New Town Development Corporation.

Allocations for health care are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services.I imagine that my hon. Friend has in mind the transfer of resources from my Department's new towns programme to the DHSS programme for the years 1978–79 to 1981–82 for the provision of health service facilities in Milton Keynes, Northampton and Peterborough. Cambridgeshire health authority's share in 1980–81 for use in Peterborough is £178,000 at outturn prices.