HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 cc633-4W
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.

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

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