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NHS: Stoke-on-Trent

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will review the adequacy of (a) the pool budget allocation for Stoke-on-Trent and (b) the formula on which the funding is allocated. (143347)

Decisions regarding pooled drug treatment budget (PTB) allocations beyond 2008 have yet to be made.

The allocation process for 2007-08 involved an element of re-distribution to narrow the differing PTB spend per head within each drug partnership area. Stoke-on-Trent were allocated a 7 per cent. PTB increase from 2006-07, an overall increase of 35 per cent. in the last two years.