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Rural Areas: Health Service Funding

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

My right hon. Friend is right to raise that point, which has been raised with me several times. The new funding formula that the independent advisory committee is setting up will take into account the growth in population. It will look at the growth in the electoral register every year, rather than over a five-year period, as it does now, so it will be able to respond more quickly than is currently the case.