§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the percentage change in total cash allocations to Scottish health boards for each year from 1978–79, after correcting for(a) National Health Service pay and prices and (b) demographic factors.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 26 January]: The available information is given in the table. No separate NHS pay and price index is maintained for Scotland and the calculations have therefore been undertaken using the GDP deflator.542W
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 20 April 1988]: The number of indictments initiated in each sheriff court in Scotland in the last five years is as follows:
Year-on-year changes in allocations1 to health boards (a) after adjustment using GDP de-flator percentage after further adjustment for changes in demo-graphic demand percentage 1979–80 +4.8 +3.1 1980–81 +10.2 +9.6 1981–82 +1.2 +0.9 1982–83 +0.7 +0.9 1983.84 +0.9 +0.9
(a) after adjustment using GDP de-flator percentage (b) after further adjustment for changes in demo-graphic demand percentage 1984–85 +1.9 +1.7 1985–86 -0.6 -1.2 1986–87 +4.3 +4.1 1 Allocations for health boards' recurrent expenditure on hospital and community health services.