§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a further statement on his allocation of £319.217 million to Lothian health board for 1990–91, giving the percentage increase over the previous year in cash, real and volume terms.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The gross allocation to Lothian health board for 1989–90 is £295.956 million. The figure of £319.217 million which I have announced for 1990–91 is likely to be supplemented later in respect of breast cancer screening, waiting list initiatives and a number of minor services. The announced figure represents an increase of 7.86 per cent. in cash terms or 2.73 per cent. in real terms. No separate NHS pay and prices index is maintained for Scotland and it is not therefore possible to calculate the increase in volume terms.