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Area Health Authorities

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list each area health authority in England and Wales, indicating the financial allocation for 1979–80 and the amount of over or underspending, listing capital and current expenditure separately.

The Department sets the cash limits of regional health authorities, who in turn set the cash limits of area health authorities: information on area health authorities' cash limits is not held centrally. Final figures on over or underspending for 1979–80 will not be available for some months, until authorities have completed their financial accounts for year ending 31 March 1980.