§ Mr. Bill Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what financial allocations he has made to health boards for 1989–90.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
My right hon. and learned Friend has allocated £1,875 million to health boards to meet their gross recurrent expenditure commitments on hospital and community health services in 1989–90. This figure includes £38 million allocated for specific commitments, including cardiac surgery and AIDS. After expected income is taken into account, the net cash limited allocations to individual health boards are as follows:
1989–90 recurrent expenditure (net) Health board £ million Argyll and Clyde 132.025 Ayrshire and Arran 102.420 Borders 29.605 Dumfries and Galloway 48.956 Fife 94.488 Forth Valley 89.024 Grampian 170.364 Greater Glasgow 473.907
Health board £ million Highland 71.779 Lanarkshire 151.699 Lothian 294.977 Orkney 5.466 Shetland 6.464 Tayside 170.703 Western Isles 9.774 Total 1,851.651