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Winter Funding Initiative

Volume 301: debated on Thursday 27 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each health authority the amounts allocated to each social services department under the winter funding initiative. [18123]

Details of individual agreements between health authorities and local authority social services departments are not held centrally. However, initial estimates indicate that, nationally, between £35 million and £40 million of the additional resources made available to meet winter pressures in 1997–98 will be transferred to social services departments.