asked Her Majesty's Government:When they expect to receive the next report from the Resource Allocation Working Party.
The Resource Allocation Working Party's second report, Sharing Resources for Health in England, was published on 29th September. A copy is in the Library of the House. The report, the product of one and a half years' work by officers of the NHS and of the Department of Health and Social Security recommends far-reaching changes in the way in which NHS finance is allocated to Regional Health Authorities, Area Health Authorities and districts in England. Before reaching any decisions on the recommendations in the report, my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Social Services is seeking the views of health authorities and other interested bodies, firstly on the methods to be adopted in making financial allocations for 1977–78, and secondly on arrangements for the longer term.
that Department over the same period.
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