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Health Authorities And Trusts

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) health authorities and (b) trusts were in existence in Scotland on 1 April; and what is his forecast for 1 April 1994.

On 1 April 1993 there were 15 health boards, and 17 NHS trusts in Scotland. There are no plans to change the number of health boards but a further 23 hospitals units have applied to become NHS trusts on 1 April 1994. These applications have been released for public consultation.