§ Mr. Moore
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the amount of(a) bad debts and (b) claims abandoned for each health board broken down by category in the last year for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
The information is set out in the table. Health Board Accounts detail claims abandoned into three categories: (1) Private Accommodation, (2) Road Traffic Acts and (3) Other. All items entered in these three categories are regarded as bad debts.