§ Mr. Welsh
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) whether any working party similar to the English Resource Allocation Working Party has been set up in Scotland; and, if not, whether he plans to set up such a working party;666W
(2) when was the most recent fundamental Government sponsored review or Investigation into the National Health Service finance in Scotland similar to the Resource Allocation Working Party in England.
§ Mr. William Ross
In November 1974 a report was produced under the aegis of the Scottish Health Service Planning Council which formed the basis of resource allocation to the new health authorities for the current financial year; the same system will apply for the next financial year. To provide the basis for the system to be used thereafter, two working parties are to produce reports covering in Scotland broadly the same ground as the English working party—the one concerned with health service priorities and the other with the allocation of revenue resources.