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Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total increase in allocations for 200203 is for the NHS; and how much of that, in (a) value and (b) percentage terms, is accounted for by (i) generic cost pressures (ii) increases in primary care prescribing costs, (iii) increases in medical negligence costs and (iv) increases in earmarked funding. 
This included funding to meet increases in pay, prices and other pressures faced by all health authorities, but these are not separately identified within allocations. It also included £775 million, or 2.1 per cent. earmarked funding.