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Health: Finance

Question for Department of Health

UIN 61362, tabled on 24 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take following the removal of the target allocation for public health spending to assist (a) Plymouth City Council and (b) others disadvantaged in public health spend allocations to move towards fair share allocations.

Answered on

1 February 2017

The Department for Communities and Local Government consulted recently on whether the public health grant should be replaced by income from local authorities’ retained business rates. We will review the question of target allocations of funding for public health in the light of the outcome of that consultation.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care