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Health and Social Care

Volume 664: debated on Thursday 5 September 2019

Department of Health and Social Care: Treasury Funding

The following is an extract from the Adjournment debate on Department of Health and Social Care: Treasury Funding on 4 September 2019.

Earlier today, the Chancellor reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to a £33.9 billion cash-terms increase in the NHS budget by 2023-24. This includes a £6.2 billion increase in NHS funding next year. This historic NHS settlement provides the largest cash increase in public services since the second world war. There is not time to go into the specific details of how this will be spent, but I would urge everyone, as part of their bedtime reading, to turn to page 9 of the Blue Book of spending round 2019 to see how some of that money is being spent. I am delighted that it will also include a £250 million funding boost for Health Education England next year, which is equivalent to 3.4% real-terms growth.

[Official Report, 4 September 2019, Vol. 664, c. 326-327.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Health:

An error has been identified in my response to the debate on Department of Health and Social Care: Treasury Funding.

The correct response should have been:

Earlier today, the Chancellor reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to a £33.9 billion cash-terms increase in the NHS budget by 2023-24. This includes a £6.2 billion increase in NHS funding next year. This historic NHS settlement provides the largest cash increase in public services since the second world war. There is not time to go into the specific details of how this will be spent, but I would urge everyone, as part of their bedtime reading, to turn to page 9 of the Blue Book of spending round 2019 to see how some of that money is being spent. I am delighted that it will also include a £210 million funding boost for Health Education England next year, which is equivalent to 3.4% real-terms growth.