§ Mr. Wm. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish the budgets for each health and social services board in Northern Ireland for the six months ended 29 February, the outturn for those months and the projected budgets for each of the next three months.
§ Mr. Alison
This information is not held centrally. The Department of Health and Social Services allocates annual budgets to the health and social services boards, but monthly expenditure within those budgets is a matter for the boards themselves in the light of their planned expenditure for the year. The information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.