§ Mr. Austin
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the total cost of treating accidents and other injuries in Scotland in the last 12 months. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
These costs are not separately identifiable. Health Boards in Scotland are given a general revenue allocation to meet the health care needs of their resident population. In 1997–98, Health Boards were given a general allocation of £2,674 million and would have met the cost of treating accidents and other injuries from within this allocation.