§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give for each health board the amount spent on consultancy fees in the year 1988–89 and the first quarter of 1989–90.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Information available from the annual accounts of health boards relates to the total of fees paid to management consultants, to legal firms (other than for legal expenses connected with compensation claims) and to work study consultants. The amounts for each health board for 1988–89 are shown in the table.
Health Board 1988–89 £ Argyll and Clyde 68,429 Ayrshire and Arran 32,084 Borders 15,562
Health Board 1988–89 £ Dumfries and Galloway 61,258 Fife 61,810 Forth Valley 67,789 Grampian 42,576 Greater Glasgow 257,258 Highland 106,072 Lanarkshire 26,570 Lothian 172,797 Orkney 17,499 Shetland 5,405 Tayside 14,738 Western Isles 28,534 Total 978,381
Information relating to the current financial year is not yet available centrally.