§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the spending per head in each health board district and in Scotland as a whole in the last year for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
The table shows the spend per head in each health board district for 1996–97. The gross per capita expenditure including central expenditure for Scotland in 1996–97 was £857.35.
£ Health Board Spend per Head Argyll and Clyde 810.00 Ayrshire and Arran 799.00 Borders 824.00 Dumfries and Galloway 812.00 Fife 794.00 Forth Valley 815.00 Grampian 855.00 Greater Glasgow 882.00 Highland 863.00 Lanarkshire 796.00 Lothian 854.00 Orkney 1,004.00 Shetland 874.00 Tayside 930.00 Western Isles 939.00