§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the expenditure per head on health services in Scotland for the current financial year and each of the two previous financial years. 
§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the expenditure per head for each Scottish health board area estimated for the current financial year and for each of the previous two financial years. 
§ Dr. Reid
The identifiable net cash expenditure per head of population for each Health Board in 1997–98 and 763W 1998–99 and the planned expenditure for 1999–2000 is set out in the table.
11997–98 11998–99 21999–2000 Argyll and Clyde 818 861 872 Ayrshire and Arran 817 858 880 Borders 824 876 892 Dumfries and Galloway 833 877 911 Fife 810 866 869 Forth Valley 843 889 899 Grampian 859 914 922 Greater Glasgow 859 885 910 Highland 855 893 896 Lankarkshire 818 865 887 Lothian 889 911 922 Orkney 975 1,082 961 Shetland 979 1,013 1,022 Tayside 886 939 945 Western Isles 970 1,024 986 1 Outturn 2 Plan
The figures do not take account of the cost of services provided on a national basis nor is it possible to differentiate between expenditure on a Health Board's own resident population and expenditure on some services provided to other Health Boards' residents. Health Board areas' weighted population figures have been used in the above calculations. The figures for 1999–2000 are not directly comparable with the earlier years because some services, such as ambulances, which were included in Health Boards' allocations in 1997–98 and 1998–99 are being met centrally in 1999–2000. Similarly the 1999–2000 figures do not take account of allocations, such as end year flexibility, which have still to be notified to Health Boards. The above figures are on a cash basis and therefore the year on year comparisons may also be distorted by capital expenditure. Responsibility for the National Health Service in Scotland is now a matter for the Scottish Executive.