§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the percentage increases in salaries paid to each of the chairmen of the Scottish health boards for the years 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981; and what are the latest figures for 1982.
§ Mr. John MacKay
Chairmen of health boards were awarded increases in their remuneration as follows:
With effect from Percentage increase 1 January 1978 10 1 January 1979 34.7* 1 April 1980 30.75 1 April 1981† 7
* This percentage increase was applied after consolidation of a small fixed sum: £130 in the case of the mainland boards, £50 in the case of the islands.
† The rates applicable since 1 April 1981 have not yet been increased.