§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what additional funds he is making available to health boards to enable the structural changes to small practice surgeries in rural areas to accommodate new technology required under the new contract.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The White paper "Promoting Better Health" announced that, in furtherance of our policy of improving practice premises, we shall be increasing the assistance to doctors available through health boards in improvement grants and under the cost rent scheme. Detailed expenditure plans within the totals announced by my right hon. and learned Friend on 6 December have still to be determined and health boards will be informed of their individual allocations by early March 1990.