§ Mr. Maxton
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide for each health board the total amount required for repairs and maintenance of health board property and equipment to bring it up to an overall condition which exhibits only minor deterioration.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 6 December 1991]: The Government already provide significant resources for this purpose. In addition to substantial capital investment in new building and improvements health boards have spent a total of £210 million on the repair and maintenance of property and equipment since 1983–84. Future allocations will enable health boards to invest further capital in improving the physical condition of the existing estate.