HC Deb 15 December 1994 vol 251 c757W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of hospice expenditure is publicly funded.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Under the hospice funding initiative, which began on 1 April 1990 and ends on 31 March 1995, 13 hospices in Scotland which meet the eligibility criteria receive 50 per cent. of their current running costs from public funds, by grant and/or in kind. From the start of the 1995–96 financial year, the initiative will be replaced by a system of contracts between hospices and health boards.

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