§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are his plans for the further promotion of health education; and if he will make a statement on proposals emerging from the report by Her Majesty's inspectors of schools on health education in primary, secondary and special schools.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The Government will continue to emphasise the importance of health education. Her
BED COMPLEMENTS Geriatic* Actute† 31 March 1978 31 March 1979 31 March 1978 31 March 1979 Dundee … … … 362 402 925 873 Tayside … … … 874 902 1,801 1,733 * Includes joint-user hospitals. † Excludes beds for communicable diseases, respiratory tuberculosis, convalescence and rehabilitation, and general practitioner beds.
Under the SHARE system, which was introduced in 1978–79, Tayside health board has virtually stood still in terms of revenue allocations. This has, however, had no impact on either acute or geriatric bed provision.