HC Deb 09 February 1988 vol 127 c140W
Mr. Soames

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons in(a) Bangladesh, (b) India, (c) Pakistan, (d) Ghana and (e) Nigeria applied for a visa to visit the United Kingdom in the 12 month period November 1986 to October 1987; and what was the outcome of those applications.

Mr. Renton

The information is given in the table. The visa requirement for citizens of Nigeria was not introduced until 1 February 1987.

1987 1988
Greater Glasgow 954,913 949,070
Highland 202,331 203,593
Lanarkshire 563,786 562,003
Lothian 743,141 743,672
Orkney 19,298 19,302
Shetland 23,713 23,823
Tayside 393,041 393,180
Western Isles 31,453 31,401
SCOTLAND TOTAL 5,124,179 5,121,183

No data are available on the number of families in Scotland.

Expenditure on the National Health Service cannot be broken down by health board area since a significant part of Health Service expenditure is incurred centrally. Most expenditure on social work is incurred by local authorities and figures by health board area are not held centrally.

Estimates of net total expenditure on health and social work per head of population in Scotland are as follows:

1987–88 £ 1988–89 £
Health 444 467
Social Work1 81 85
1 The local authority current expenditure element of the 1987–88 figure is based on actual social work budgets, while the 1988–89 figure is based on the service provision within the rate support grant settlement.