§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will give the numbers both in absolute and percentage terms of general practitioners in Greater Glasgow health board who have a negative balance in their practice profile;
(2) if he will give the current expenditure by Greater Glasgow health board on reimbursement of general practitioners for ancillary staff and the projected expenditure following the introduction of practice profiles;
(3) if he will give the basis on which the practice profile is calculated in determining staff reimbursement cost for general practitioners in the Greater Glasgow health board.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Greater Glasgow health board's allocation for the financial year ending 31 March 1991 in respect of general practitioners' ancillary staff is £7,073,000. The board has indicated in returns to the management executive that it has spent £3,610,180 to October, the latest month for which figures are available. The distrubution of these funds to individual practices, and the management of the ancillary staff scheme, are matters for Greater Glasgow health board, within the terms of the state of fees and allowances.