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Joint Funding

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a list of local authorities and their coterminous health authorities which have failed to use the £10 million to which he referred in debate on 6 November available for joint funding.

Allocations of joint finance are made to regional health authorities, which in turn are responsible for making allocations to area health authorities. Regions are thus able to maximise the level of take-up by taking account of local circumstances, including the use of past allocations and the future spending plans of areas. It is therefore appropriate to compare the amounts allocated to each RHA with the amounts of past expenditure and planned spending in 1981–82 as in the following table.

YearResident Patients
197648,959
197747,947
197846,863
197945,597
198044,444