§ Dr. Brand
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what financial support is available to Scottish island residents travelling to mainland hospitals for specialist treatment and advice. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
The Highlands and Islands Patients Travelling Expenses Scheme provides for the reimbursement of travelling expenses in excess of a contribution, currently £8.00, for patients attending hospital, where the distance travelled from the patient's home (or place of residence) to the hospital is 30 miles or more, or involves a journey by sea of more than 5 miles.