§ Mrs. Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the value of capital expenditure in (i) real terms, (ii) cash terms and (iii) as a percentage of total National Health Service expenditure in Scotland that will be undertaken by the National Health Service in the years(a) 1998–99, (b) 1999–2000, (c) 2000–2002 and (d) 2001–2002. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
The public sector baseline for capital in 1998–99 is £136m which represents 2.9 per cent. of the total expenditure of £4,626m on the NHS in Scotland. In addition a further £180m of private sector capital is expected to be spent in 1998–99 on the NHSiS through the Private Finance Initiative.
Provision for future years will be announced in due course as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.