HC Deb 09 February 1988 vol 127 cc139-40W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table setting out for 1987–88 and 1988–89 the estimated number of(a) families and (b) persons in each health region or equivalent, and in Scotland as a whole, showing net average expenditure on health and personal social services per family and per person in each year, and distinguishing between expenditure on the National Health Service and on the personal social services

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The information is not available in the form requested.

The following table gives population projections for each health board area at June 1987 and June 1988. These figures are assumptions derived from actual population figures in June 1985.

1987 1988
Argyll and Clyde 444,742 443,648
Ayrshire and Arran 375,571 375,780
Borders 102,323 102,667
Dumfries and Galloway 147,419 147,909
Fife 345,109 346,029
Forth Valley 272,400 272,550
Grampian 504,939 506,556

Mr. John Patten

Several systems are in use in North America and others are being developed here. We are considering whether electronic monitoring would be useful to enforce curfews or track an offender's whereabouts. This could be part of new arrangements for punishment in the community, as an alternative to custody. We hope to announce proposals later this year.

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