§ Mr. Strang
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications for budget-holding status have now been(a) received for general practitioners and (b) accepted by the boards, for each Scottish health board; and in respect of what starting date in each case.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Five applications for recognition as a GP fundholder have been received by health boards to date. The further details requested are set out in the following table.