HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 cc346-7W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide an estimate for the value of fundholding allocations retained by general practitioner fundholders at the year end in each of the last four years by region.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The information requested relates to GP fundholder savings which are retained not by the fundholder at year end but by the health board on the fundholder's behalf to be used for the benefit of patients. These figures are available only for those years for which audited health board accounts have been completed. The audited accounts for 1993–94 have not yet been finalised but it is estimated that savings will be about 4 per cent.

Health board 1991–92 £000 1992–93 £000
Argyll and Clyde 56 Nil
Ayrshire and Arran
Dumfries and Galloway
Forth Valley
Grampian 103 95
Greater Glasgow 13
Lothian 29 39
Shetland and
Tayside Nil 12
Western Isles
Scotland 188 159
1 Figures represent gross amounts in all cases.