HC Deb 27 June 1989 vol 155 cc384-5W
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.