§ Mr. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the amount of rates paid by each Scottish health board to (a) regional councils, (b) islands councils, (c) district councils and (d) in total for each of the last 10 years.
§ Mr. John MacKay
Information held centrally relates to payments in lieu of rates made by each health board to its local rating authority. No breakdown between regional and district council rates is available. The information is spread over a number of headings in health boards' annual accounts. I shall write to the hon. Member once the information has been collated. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library.