HC Deb 10 February 1999 vol 325 cc279-80W
Mrs. Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are, for each NHS trust in Scotland,(a) the amount budgeted for wage rises for the next financial year, (b) the percentage increase for staff not covered by pay review boards, by category and (c) the amount which will be required to fund the new salary levels; and what plans he has to provide additional funds to ensure trusts are able to provide salary increases and protect planned projects. [70349]

Mr. Galbraith

Information on individual trusts' pay assumptions is not held centrally. No specific sum has been provided for wage rises in the NHS in Scotland for the next financial year. However, the uplift of 4.25 per cent. in general allocations made available to health boards in

Mr. McLeish

The number of criminal reports concluded by way of a fiscal fine in each of the sheriffdoms in Scotland are as follows:

1999–2000 is sufficient to meet the costs of providing health care including pay. The cost of meeting the Review Bodies' recommendations is estimated to be £89 million. No additional funds have been made available for pay. However, an additional tranche of modernisation funding amounting to £20 million has been made available. The NHS in Scotland has been fully funded to meet the costs of the pay awards and to continue with the modernisation agenda. From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.