§ Mr. Browne
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the amount of additional funding which will be allocated to Ayrshire and Arran Health Board in 1998–99. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
Ayrshire and Arran Health Board received a base general revenue allocation in October 1997 of £229.344 million for 1998–99. Subsequent allocations totalling £12.393 million have since issued, of which £1.482 million is attributable to the extra resources made available for tackling waiting lists. Further allocations will issue in-year as appropriate.