§ Mr. Alexander
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the amount of additional funding which will be allocated to Argyll and Clyde Health Board in 1998–99. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
Argyll and Clyde Health Board received a base general revenue allocation in October 1997 of £270.827 million and a capital allocation of £0.009 million for 1998–99. Subsequent revenue allocations totalling £14.458 million have since issued of which £1.743 million is attributable to the extra resources made available for tackling waiting lists. Further allocations will issue in-year as appropriate.