To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, South, 19 February, Official Report, column 544, if he will rank the regional health authorities according to the growth money (a) they received per head of population in 1989–90 and (b) will receive on current assumptions in 1990–91.
The table gives the ranking for each regional health authority according to the amount of cash increase over the previous baseline for the region, allocated per head of population for 1989–90 and 1990–91.
1. 1989–90 is based on allocations for services provided within the region using the resource allocation working party formula. (RAWP).
2. 1990–91 is based on allocations for resident population calculated using the new allocation formula, adjusted for the effect of cross boundary flows, so that they are on comparable basis to 1989–90.
3. Both 1989–90 and 1990–91 are before the additions for SIFT, supra-regional services and other special items specific to individual regions.
4. Calculated using actual populations within regional administrative boundaries.