To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value was of reductions to the local authority public health grant in each year since 2014; and what estimate he has made of trends in the level of funding for that grant in the next three years.
The information requested is shown in the following table.
Public Health Grant Allocation (£ billion)
Change in budget (£billion)
*Funding public health services for children aged 0-5 was transferred from the National Health Service to local authorities from October 2015.
** Figures from 2017/18 include funding retained by the Greater Manchester local authority as part of a business rate retention pilot not allocated as grant.
Future funding for local authority public health function will be a matter for the Spending Review.