NHS: Finance

Health written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Christopher Huhne Christopher Huhne Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of NHS deficits on local authority budgets.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

Delivering high quality health and social care while remaining on a sound financial footing can only be achieved by national health service bodies and local authorities working together to make best use of the available resources.

Local area agreements are negotiated between partners to reflect local circumstances.

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