HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 cc427-8W
Dr. Moonie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give details of progress made by each health board in implementing each of the SHAPE priorities; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

[holding answer 23 October 1987]: The SHAPE report categorised each client group programme according to whether it should receive an increase in revenue expenditure relative to programmes generally (category A eg care of the elderly, mentally ill or mentally handicapped), a real increase in revenue expenditure but at a lower rate than category A (category B eg maternity services), or no increase at all in real terms with any developments being met by offsetting savings within the programme (category C eg general and acute hospital services). The table shows, on the basis of returns made by health boards, the expenditure by each board on each of the three SHAPE categories in 1981–82 and in 1985–86, expressed at 1981–82 prices. The figures demonstrate the general progress being made by each board in implementing the SHAPE priorities and, while much remains to be done, these results are encouraging.

organisations shortly. When these consultations have been completed, an order to give effect to the scheme will be submitted for parliamentary approval.

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