HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c468W
Mrs. Margaret Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list by health board the amount of money spent on mental health services in each year since 1979, the percentage increase in real terms and the percentage of overall spending on health services, both in the National Health Service and the private sector.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

[holding answer 15 December 1988]: I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Strathkelvin and Bearsden (Mr. Galbraith) on 17 June at column 78. The table shows the percentage change in real terms between 1981–82 and 1986–87 and the percentage of overall spending on health services for 1986–87. There are no figures held centrally for private sector expenditure on mental health services.

Scottish Health Boards—Mental Health Services1
Change in real terms 1981–82—1986–87 Proportion of overall spend on health services 1986–87
percentage percentage
Argyll and Clyde 0.5 15.5
Ayr and Arran 38.5 10.8
Borders 2.9 15.1
Dumfries and Galloway 9.3 18.8
Fife 31.5 18.7
Forth Valley 17.6 23.2
Grampian 4.9 15.5
Greater Glasgow 4.0 14.1
Highland -4.8 14.3
Lanarkshire 14.7 13.1
Lothian -1.6 13.0
Orkney2 57.0 0.4
Shetland 177.0 2.2
Tayside -1.9 16.0
Western Isles n/a n/a
1 Mental Health covers Mental Illness, Care of the Elderly with Mental Disability, and Mental Handicap.
2 Excludes Care of the Elderly with Mental Disability.