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Health Boards (Resources)

Volume 19: debated on Friday 12 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the current share of resources to each area health board in Scotland; and, taking the total expenditure for 1980–81 as 100, if he will give the change in real terms for 1981–82.

Allocations are made to health boards for revenue and ordinary capital programme expenditure on the hospital and community health services. The respective share to each board of the total resources allocated to boards generally in the current year is:

Health BoardPercentage share 1981–82
Argyll and Clyde7·28
Ayrshire and Arran4·71
Dumfries and Galloway2·57
Forth Valley4·60
Greater Glasgow27·22
Western Isles0·47
Outturn expenditure figures for 1981–82 are not yet available. The total sum allocated to boards for revenue expenditure on the HCH is 1·56 per cent. higher in real terms in 1981–82 than in 1980–81; the estimate provision for expenditure on capital projects, including the major capital programme, is 3·2 per cent. higher.