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Health Boards

Volume 268: debated on Thursday 7 December 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the names of the general managers, chairs and board members and their correspondence addresses for each of the health boards in Scotland. [1187]

[holding answer 28 November 1995]: As the information requested is lengthy, I have arranged for copies of the lists to be placed in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions his Department had with the officials of Greater Glasgow and Borders health boards relating to their under-drawing of their budgets for 1994–95; and what representations their boards have made in relation to these surpluses being carried forward into the current financial year. [4470]

Officials in my Department have had frequent discussions with officials of Greater Glasgow and Borders health boards relating to under-drawing of budget for 1994–95 and these discussions are continuing. The final amounts to be carried forward into the current financial year have not yet been agreed but the boards have made representations seeking to maximise the carry-forward amounts within the normal operating rules. The final figures will be determined soon.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the budgets for 1995–96 for each of Scotland's health boards; and if he will indicate for each board the percentage charge on the budgets for 1994–95. [4471]

The information is set out in the table.

Health board£thousand
1994–951995–96Percentage Increase
Argyll and Clyde210,398217,7643.50
Ayrshire and Arran171,635179,2084.41
Dumfries and Galloway75,33180,5876.98
Forth Valley124,511128,7113.37
Greater Glasgow484,605495,4022.23
Western Isles18,15018,8383.79


The figures report basic revenue allocations which are based on weighted capitation requirements with adjustment for moves to funding parity. Additionally Boards receive allocations for capital charges and to meet a range of service specific costs. These include, for example, the costs of nurse education and training, the additional costs associated with the teaching of doctors and such allocations reflect actual costs and will vary from Board to Board.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer of 23 November, Official Report, column 318, how much of the surpluses in the budgets for 1994–95 of Borders health board and Greater Glasgow health board were not transferred to the current financial year's budget for these boards. [4473]

The provisional figures provided in the previous answer of 23 November have still to be finalised and therefore no transfer of funding to the health boards has yet taken place. It is anticipated, however, that all of Borders health board's surplus will be transferred but that £1.837 million of Greater Glasgow health board's surplus will not be transferred as this element relates to a ring-fenced capital allocation underspend which is not available for carry-forward purposes.