HC Deb 23 May 1989 vol 153 c514W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has on the cost of the proposed Crown indemnity for doctors.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The NHS in Scotland currently spends about £3 million per year on a scheme for reimbursing two thirds of the costs of the medical defence organisation subscriptions of hospital and community doctors and dentists. The cost of providing an NHS indemnity is expected to be comparable.

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