§ Mr. Gorrie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what finance has been provided in the Comprehensive Spending Review for increases in nurses' pay in Scotland in 2000–01 and 2001–02. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
[holding answer 15 February 1999]: While no specific funds have been provided for nurses' pay in the Comprehensive Spending Review, the outcome provided sufficient funds to meet the reasonable cost of future nurses' pay awards.
From 1 July 1999, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.