Mr. Robert Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report the cost to Grampian health board for services in connection with preparing business plans for Foresterhill hospital under direct management unit and NHS trust status by Price Waterhouse.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The purpose of the exercise is twofold: to prepare business plans for Foresterhill, but also to serve as a model for business planning in the board and among its other units. The cost to Grampian health board will be of the order of £50,000.