HC Deb 28 February 1990 vol 168 cc257-8W
Mr. Allan Stewart

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he proposes to make further changes to the cash limits for 1989–90 within his responsibility.

Mr. Rifkind

Yes. Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the cash limit for class XVI, vote 27, Hospital and Community Health Services, Scotland, will be increased by £16,237,000 from £8,697,000 to £24,934,000 to take account of increased expenditure by health boards. This increase will be partially offset by savings of £4,500,000 elsewhere within the Scottish block. The balance will be charged to the reserve.