§ Mrs. Margaret Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total amount of rates or payments in lieu of rates, paid(a) by each health board in the most recent financial year and (b) in respect of other National Health Service property not attributable to any particular health board.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Total payments in lieu of rates made by each health board in 1986–87 are shown in the table below. Other significant NHS property in Scotland comprises that of the Common Services Agency, the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland, and the State hospital Carstairs. Amounts paid in 1986–87 were £ 1.310 million, £0020 million and £ 0.272 million respectively.634W
Health Board Payments in lieu of rates in 1986–87 £ million Argyll and Clyde 4.406 Ayrshire and Arran 2.601 Borders 0.455 Dumfries and Galloway 1.049 Fife 2.886 Forth Valley 2.038 Grampian 4.176 Greater Glasgow 14.316 Highland 1.870 Lanarkshire 3.434 Lothian 6.613 Orkney 0.068 Shetland 0.172 Tayside 5.345 Western Isles 0.202 Total 49.631