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National Health Service (Resources)

Volume 84: debated on Tuesday 22 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on his policy towards the allocation of resources to the Health Service in Mid Glamorgan in the light of the Mid Glamorgan health authority report, "Mid Glamorgan Deprivation and Health: The Need for Health Care," a copy of which has been sent to him.

The joint Welsh Office—NHS resources allocation working group are currently considering whether a weighting for social deprivation should be included in the formula which is used to assess health authorities' relative funding needs. I look forward to receiving their recommendations.