To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money was allocated by her Department to each region for the funding of hospices in 1992–93; and how much money was allocated in 1992–93 by regional health authorities to hospices.
Since 1990–91, the Government have allocated funds annually to regional health authorities in England specifically to increase the support they give to voluntary hospices. In 1992–93 £31·7 million was made available for hospice funding. Additionally, since 1991–92, funds have been provided to ensure the supply of drugs to hospices without charge. The allocation for 1992–93 was £5·5 million. The combined allocation to each region was:
|North West Thames||2,469|
|North East Thames||2,807|
|South East Thames||3,233|
|South West Thames||2,473|