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Volume 222: debated on Thursday 2 April 1992

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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:

RegionAmount £000
East Anglian1,589
North West Thames2,469
North East Thames2,807
South East Thames3,233
South West Thames2,473
South Western2,835
West Midlands3,828
North Western3,105
Information on how much individual regions make available to hospices is not available centrally.