§ Mr. Bill Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is now in a position to announce the allocations to health boards of the additional amount to cover the cost of the review body pay awards.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Health boards have been given an additional £93.433 million over and above their initial allocations for 1988–89 to allow them to meet the cost of the review body pay awards. The additional allocations relate to nurses and other staff covered by the review bodies and are as follows:
Board Additional allocation (£ million) Argyll and Clyde 6.699 Ayrshire and Arran 5.040 Borders 1.466 Dumfries and Galloway 2.418 Fife 4.711 Forth Valley 4.415 Grampian 8.624 Greater Glasgow 24.177 Highland 3.526 Lanarkshire 7.755 Lothian 14.936 Orkney 0.266 Shetland 0.326 Tayside 8.589 Western Isles 0.485