§ Mr. McTaggart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report the amount of money Greater Glasgow health board has had to write-off as bad debts because of private patients not paying their bills in each of the past three years.
§ Mr. John MacKay
The information is as follows:
Financial year Amount
1980–81 2,054 1981–82 4,570 1982–83 5,015
The accounts for the financial year 1983–84 are not yet available.