§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what data is held by(a) his Department and (b) the NHS executive on expenditure on trust board and health authority members' allowances. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Financial data for health boards and NHS trusts are submitted to the management executive in Scotland in the form of annual accounts, monthly monitoring returns and annual business reports. From these it is possible to identify total remuneration expenditure for non-executive and executive board members collectively. Remuneration of the chairman and highest paid member is identified separately. Details of remuneration for the other members are provided in bands of £5,000 starting at nil. Details of the board members' allowances, notably travel expenses, are not specifically itemised and will form part of more general accounting data.