HC Deb 12 February 1993 vol 218 cc859-60W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the capital spending allocation for the Greater Glasgow health board for each of the last five years together with the comparable figure for 1992–93 and the projected capital budget for each of the next three years both in cash and real terms.

Mr. Stewart

[holding answer 11 February 1993] The figures for total capital allocations to Greater Glasgow health board for 1987–88 to 1992–93 are given in the table.

Year Cash £ million at 1992–93 prices
1987–88 20.216 27.817
1988–89 21.365 27.403
1989–90 28.031 33.735
1990–91 22.341 24.900
1991–92 30.627 31.929
1992–93 41.613 41.613

For 1993–94, Greater Glasgow health board, along with all other boards, received capital allocations for the building programme and computer developments which will be carried out by its directly managed units. It has also received provisional allocations for its directly managed units' building programme for 1994–95 and 1995–96. However, these figures are not comparable with those for previous years since they do not include the building and computer programmes of the prospective trusts. Capital provision for those will be included in their external financing limits. Additional small capital allocations may also be made for other purposes. For all boards and trusts the provisional allocations for 1994–95 and 1995–96 reflect only the consequences of the 1993–94 allocation and do not take into account potential new approvals given in the course of 1993–94. The figures are:

Cash £ million 1992–93 prices
1993–94 Building and computer programme 29.196 28.415
1994–95 Building programme only 20.048 18.897
1995–96 Building programme only 18.984 17.415