§ Mr. McLeish
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps will be taken to reimburse general practitioners following the introduction of value added tax on new health centre buildings.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
It is proposed to amend the statement of fees and allowances payable to general medical practitioners to take account of the imposition of value added tax on new building work from 1 April 1989. Consultations are at present taking place with representatives of the medical profession.