HC Deb 28 January 1999 vol 324 cc382-3W
Mr. Swinney

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide a breakdown of allocations of money over £10,000 made under the modernisation programme for the NHS in Scotland announced on 5 November 1998 for financial years 1998–99 and 1999–2000; and if he will give the total funds available for each of the next three financial years. [65810]

Mr. Galbraith

[holding answer 18 January 1999]: The Modernisation Programme comes into effect from April 1999. No allocations have therefore, been made in 1998-99. £140 million is being made available for the modernisation programme in 1999–2000. The level of funds to be made available in 2000–01 and 2001–02 has still to be determined. Allocations for 1999–2000 have been made as follows:

£ million
Waiting list initiative 44.5
Bridging finance 12.5
GP staff and premises 2.5
Blood products etc. 13.8
Support for local health co-operatives 13.5

The balance of funds will be distributed over the next financial year. From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.