Public Health: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timescale is for publication of the public health grant to local authorities for 2020-21; and what assessment he has made of the effect of the delay in publishing that grant on the future planning of sexual health services.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The public health grant will increase in real terms in 2020/21 so local authorities can continue to invest in prevention and essential frontline health services including sexual health services. Individual allocations will be confirmed shortly.

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