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NHS: Per Capita Costs

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the per capita Government funding provision was for health services in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England in each year since 1979. (156314)

The Department does not hold information centrally, either in total or per head of population, on funding across the whole of Government for health services. However, the following table shows the revenue resource limits (RRLs), expressed on a per capita basis, allocated by the Department for: Cornwall, the South West strategic health authority area and England. RRLs are limits set by the Department to control revenue expenditure in strategic health authorities (SHAs) and primary care trusts (PCTs). This information is given for the years 2000-01 to 2006-07, which are the only years for which these data are available by individual health body. The RRLs used are those for all relevant health authorities, SHAs, and PCTs; they take account of any adjustments made to the initial allocations to PCTs, including topslice and clawback, throughout each year.

£ per head

Cornwall

South West

England

2000-01

733.84

714.74

754.12

2001-02

807.80

792.33

828.29

2002-03

928.48

909.38

959.39

2003-04

959.75

1,013.80

1,075.42

2004-05

1,138.52

1,153.01

1,228.80

2005-06

1,273.76

1,255.54

1,325.87

2006-07

1,310.18

1,316.74

1,397.55

Notes: 1. Figures for Cornwall 2000-01 to 2001-02. Data are shown for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly health authority and for PCTs in existence in those years. 2. Figures for Cornwall 2002-03 to 2006-07. Data shown include that for the PCTs in Cornwall. It is not possible to calculate SHA expenditure for Cornwall specifically as the amount of expenditure directly applicable cannot be identified, so an estimate (based on the RRLs and population of the SHAs in the South West) is also included to make up the expenditure shown. 3. Figures for the 'South West' are for the area covered by the current South West SHA. They include, as applicable, all information for primary care trusts, predecessor strategic health authorities and predecessor health authorities within this area. 4. The figures represent expenditure by the particular commissioners within the areas specified. This does not include all health related expenditure as pharmaceutical services and most general dental services expenditure is not accounted for by commissioners. Sources: 1. Audited health authority summarisation forms 2000-01 to 2001-02. 2. Audited SHA summarisation forms 2002-03 to 2006-07. 3. Audited PCT summarisation schedules 2000-01 to 2006-07. 4. Unweighted population figures.