§ Mr. Bill Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what financial allocations he has made to health boards for 1990–91.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
My right hon. and learned Friend has allocated £2,061.498 million to health boards in Scotland to meet their gross recurrent expenditure commitments on hospitals and community health services in 1990–91. This figure includes £89.891 million allocated for specific commitments including NHS review, national cardiac surgery services, AIDS, nurse training and pay554W review body awards. After expected income is taken into account, the net cash allocations to individual health boards are as follows:
Health Board Recurrent Expenditure (net) £ million Argyll and Clyde 142.956 Ayr and Arran 111.671 Borders 32.801 Dumfries and Galloway 54.062 Fife 103.308 Forth Valley 96.487 Grampian 184.696 Greater Glasgow 503.944 Highland 77.960 Lanarkshire 164.513 Lothian 319.217 Orkney 6.076 Shetland 7.214 Tayside 184.386 Western Isles 10.646 1,999.937
A further £36.511 million will be distributed during the year for specific initiatives to tackle waiting lists, for the breast cancer screening service and other specific initiatives.