§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the management fee for the pilot scheme, general practitioner budget-holding practices, of size(a) 3,000 to 6,000 and (b) 6,000 to 8,000.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The same administrative tasks are undertaken by all practices involved in fund holding, regardless of their list size. The standard management allowance will therefore be available to those practices that participate in the smaller list size pilot scheme. The standard management allowance currently stands at £16,500 during the preparatory period and £33,000 per annum when fund holding commences.