HC Deb 16 July 1984 vol 64 cc65-6W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the increase in spending on the National Health Service in Scotland in real terms giving the percentage increases for the period from May 1979 to date, and for each year giving the figures and the percentage increase in real terms year by year; and what are the most up to date plans for future years.

Mr. John MacKay

Detailed records of expenditure at constant prices are no longer maintained. The resources provided to the National Health Service in Scotland since the Government took office have, however, been sufficient to enable all health services to expand by about 7 per cent. within which hospital and community health services expanded by about 5 per cent.

Gross expenditure on the National Health Service in Scotland, in cash terms, from 1979 has been as follows:

£ million
1979–80 1,053
1980–81 1,331
1981–82 1,519
1982–83 1,6648
*1983–84 1,764

In 1984–85 gross expenditure is expected to be more than £1,870 million. the Government's present plans envisage expenditure on health in Scotland exceeding £2,060 million by 1986–87, an increase of almost £200

  • Royal Victoria hospital phase III, Edinburgh
  • Murray Royal hospital phase I, Perth
  • Borders district general hospital, Melrose
  • West Fife district general hospital, Dunfermline
  • Fife college of nursing, Kirkcaldy
  • Leverndale hospital, Glasgow
  • Caithness central hospital phase II, Wick
  • Kirklands hospital phase IA, Bothwell
  • Western general hospital phase II, Edinburgh
  • West Lothian district general hospital phase I, Livingstone