HC Deb 02 December 1987 vol 123 c606W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the cost of merit awards to National Health Service consultants in Scotland in the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Precise information on the cost of distinction and merit awards to NHS consultants is not held centrally. Taking account of abatement for those holding part-time contracts, it is estimated that some £6 million would have been paid to NHS staff.