§ Mr. Moore
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list for the last 10 years how much money was raised from the sale of surplus properties in the NHS; if 783W he will estimate the amount to be raised in the next 10 years and what use has been made of the proceeds of these sales. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
Information is not held centrally on the disposal proceeds of surplus properties but the NHSiS has raised the sums in the table over the last 10 years from the sale of surplus land, buildings, vehicles and equipment.
£000 Year 1988–89 10,124 1989–90 17,550 1990–91 11,408 1991–92 10,344 1992–93 9,705 1993–94 14,362 1994–95 26,119 1995–96 49,083 1996–97 39,248 1997–98 31,407
All sale proceeds have been used for the benefit of the NHSiS by augmenting the public and private sector capital available to the Service.
Estimates of receipt proceeds for the next 10 years are not available. However the recent NHSiS capital planning exercise estimated receipts of the magnitude detailed in the table for the current year and the next five years. These receipts are from all asset disposals and again will be used to benefit the NHSiS.
£000 Year 1998–99 20,787 1999–00 17,210 2000–01 19,185 2001–02 31,093 2002–03 20,513 2003–04 13,670