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National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997

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36Expenditure of Health Authorities

In section 97 of the 1977 Act (expenditure of Health Authorities), for subsections (1) to (3) substitute—

(1)It is the duty of the Secretary of State to pay to each Health Authority sums equal to their general Part II expenditure.

(2)“General Part II expenditure” is expenditure which—

(a)is attributable to the payment of remuneration to persons providing services in pursuance of Part II; but

(b)does not fall within paragraphs (b) to (d) of subsection (3A).

(3)It is the duty of the Secretary of State to pay to each Health Authority, in respect of each financial year, sums not exceeding the amount allotted for that year by the Secretary of State to the Authority towards meeting their main expenditure.

(3A)In subsection (3) “main expenditure” means expenditure which is attributable to—

(a)the performance by the Authority of their functions in that year, but—

(i)is not general Part II expenditure; and

(ii)does not fall within paragraphs (b) to (d);

(b)the reimbursement of expenses of persons providing services in pursuance of Part II which are designated expenses incurred in connection with the provision of the services (or in giving instruction in matters relating to the services);

(c)remuneration which is paid to persons providing additional pharmaceutical services (in accordance with directions under section 41A), in respect of such of those services as are designated; or

(d)remuneration which is—

(i)paid to persons providing general medical services under Part II;

(ii)determined by the Health Authority concerned; and

(iii)of a designated description.

(3B)In paragraph (b), (c) or (d) of subsection (3A), “designated” means designated in writing by the Secretary of State for the purposes of that paragraph and in relation to the allotment in question.

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