§ Lord Selkirk of Douglas
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sewel on 12 May (WA 113) on NHS expenditure in Scotland in 1998–99, what the figures of £249 million and £123 million represent as (a) a year-on-year increase and (b) a year-on-year real-terms increase.
§ Lord Sewel
The year-on-year cash increase is 5.7 per cent. and the year-on-year real-terms increase is 2.7 per cent.