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NHS: Finance

Volume 458: debated on Tuesday 13 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of NHS deficits on local authority budgets. (126788)

Delivering high quality health and social care while remaining on a sound financial footing can only be achieved by national health service bodies and local authorities working together to make best use of the available resources.

Local area agreements are negotiated between partners to reflect local circumstances.