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ref date:8 Sep 2000 (HEA)
New spending model on healthcare for Scotland

Cash allocations for Scottish regions will no longer just be based on population in the area.

The new scheme attempts to achieve a 'balance' by looking at deprivation,mortality rates, unemployment (poor people eat less well) and the percentage of over 65's in the community.

It looks like a reasonable scheme at first glance and seems to have a basis in fact. However, the London controlled Scottish labour executive have been VERY secretive about the number of people living in poverty as this reflects badly on them and Westminster.

How can we be sure the funds are not just put through so many committees that in the end no one benefits?