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Health: Greater London

Health written question – answered on 12th December 2013.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will rank each London local authority by the actual and percentage distance from the public health formula funding target.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The actual and percentage distance from target (DFT) for public health allocations for London local authorities is shown in the following table.

Ranking below to above Local authority name Total allocations (£000) 2013-14 closing DFT (£000) 2013-14 closing target (£000) 2013-14 closing DFT (percentage)
1 Waltham Forest 11,161 -6,625 17,785 -37.2
2 Bexley 6,886 -2,664 9,550 -27.9
3 Redbridge 10,374 -3,301 13,675 -24.1
4 Hounslow 12,804 -2,687 15,491 -17.3
5 Enfield 12,961 -2,524 15,485 -16.3
6 Havering 8,833 -1,529 10,362 -14.8
7 Newham 23,738 -4,092 27,830 -14.7
8 Barking and Dagenham 12,921 -1,551 14,472 -10.7
9 Greenwich 18,277 -983 19,260 -5.1
10 Haringey 17,587 -793 18,379 -4.2
11 Barnet 13,799 -602 14,401 -4.2
12 Southwark 21,809 -870 22,678 -3.8
13 Lambeth 25,438 -1,004 26,442 -3.8
14 Harrow 8,874 -332 9,206 -3.6
15 Sutton 8,384 -312 8,696 -3.6
16 Croydon 18,312 -146 18,458 -0.8
17 Brent 18,335 -83 18,418 -0.5
18 Hillingdon 15,281 258 15,024 1.7
19 Lewisham 19,541 420 19,121 2.2
20 Merton 8,985 448 8,536 5.3
21 Ealing 21,376 1,338 20,037 6.7
22 Bromley 12,601 1,509 11,092 13.6
23 Tower Hamlets 31,382 5,107 26,276 19.4
24 Richmond upon Thames 7,676 1,349 6,327 21.3
25 Islington 24,737 5,301 19,436 27.3
26 Hackney 29,005 6,939 22,066 31.4
27 Kingston upon Thames 9,049 2,346 6,703 35.0
28 Wandsworth 24,738 6,515 18,223 35.7
29 Camden 25,649 8,438 17,212 49.0
30 Hammersmith and Fulham 20,287 8,784 11,503 76.4
31 Westminster 30,384 17,676 12,708 139.1
32 Kensington and Chelsea 20,636 13,552 7,084 191.3
33 City of London 1,651 1,402 249 562.9

The Government has allocated £5.46 billion over two years for the new public health responsibilities of local authorities. All authorities will see real terms growth in both years. The average growth across two years is 10.8%, with a majority receiving at least 5.7% and a significant number receiving 21.0%.

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