§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what allocations he has made to health boards for expenditure on improvement and refurbishment of hospitals and other National Health Service buildings in 1985–86.
§ Mr. Younger
I have allocated £25 million to health boards from the capital programme to enable them to continue the work of improving the fabric of the existing NHS estate in 1985–86. This represents an increase of 22 per cent. over the sum allocated in 1984–85 and is in addition to the £36.5 million already allocated to health boards for their ordinary capital programme for 1985–86.