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Public Health: Finance

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 71758, tabled on 9 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the public health budget has been in each year since 2010.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 July 2020

Public health improvement responsibilities transferred to upper tier and unitary local authorities from the NHS in April 2013 and are funded by a grant made under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003. A breakdown of public health grant allocations made to local authorities for each year since 2014 is attached.

In addition, NHS England also has responsibilities for some national public health programmes including immunisation and screening. Information on its spending on those programmes since 2014 is attached.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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