HC Deb 22 July 1985 vol 83 c388W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent on each person resident in (a) Scotland and (b) the Lothian region in respect of National Health Service funding in Scotland in each of the last five years.

Mr. John MacKay

The information requested is given in the table to the latest available year. The figures are based on expenditure on hospital and community health services and on family practitioner services (net of charges retained by practitioners). Details of expenditure by the common services agency and on programmes managed centrally by the Department are not available for health board areas.

Expenditure per head of population
Scotland Lothian health board
£ £
1979–80 191 208
1980–81 242 260
1981–82 275 307
1982–83 298 332
1983–84 317 350