HC Deb 26 June 1987 vol 118 cc11-2W
Sir Hector Monro

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether any changes will be made to his cash limits to take account of the pay settlements following the recommendations of the National Health Service review bodies.

Mr. Rifkind

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the cash limit for class XVI, vote 14 (Prisons, Hospitals and Community Health Services, etc, Scotland) will be increased by £36,000,000 from £1,678,483,000 to £1,714,483,000. This increase will enable services to be maintained and follows the decision to implement, from 1 April 1987, the recommendations of the review bodies in respect of doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives and professions allied to medicine, as announced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 23 April 1987.

The public expenditure costs of these changes have been charged to the Reserve and do not add to the public expenditure planning total.