HC Deb 18 December 1995 vol 268 cc997-8W
Mr. Charles Kennedy

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer of 29 November,Official Report, columns 704–5, what was the cash equivalents of the proportionate value as at 31 March on the equipment transferred to the Computing Sciences Corporation Ltd. from (a) the Highland health board and (b) all other Scottish health boards; and if he will make a statement. [5063]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

(a) The cash equivalent of the proportionate value as at 31 March 1995 the equipment transferred to the Computing Services Corporation from Highland health hoard was £120.000.

(b) The cash equivalents and proportionate values percentage for the other NHS data centres involved. showing which health boards they serve, are as follows:

£ Per cent.
Northern Computer Services serving Grampian, Orkney and Shetland Health Boards 52,000 2
Maryfield Computer Services serving Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley Health Boards 144,000 6
Woodburn Informatics serving Lothian Health Board 82,000 4
West Coast Computer Consortium serving Argyll and Clyde, Ayrshire and Arran, Dumfries and Galloway and Western Isles Health Boards 190,000 8
Greater Glasgow Health Board 31,000 1
Common Services Agency (CSA) serving CSA Divisions, Lothian, Borders and Lanarkshire Health Boards 1,360,000 59
CSA Prescription Pricing Division 339,000 15