Public Health: Finance

Treasury written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Father of the House of Commons

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the forthcoming spending review, if his Department will preserve the current ring-fence on public health funding for local authorities.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Details on public health funding for local authorities for 21/22 will be set out at the Spending Review on 25 November.

Investing in prevention is a vital part of the NHS Long Term Plan to help people live longer, healthier lives. In 2020/21, we invested £3.279 billion in local authority public health services through the Public Health Grant, in addition to what the NHS spent on preventative interventions such as immunisation and screenings.

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