Lothian Health Board

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th February 1990.

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Photo of Gavin Strang Gavin Strang , Edinburgh East 12:00 am, 28th February 1990

When will the Secretary of State come clean about the crisis in the Health Service in Lothian? What cuts in the service will have to be made if it is to balance its books by the end of the year? Why has not the Secretary of State published Mr. Cruickshank's report, and when will he admit that the present crisis is a consequence of the Government's failure, year in, year out, to provide money for the additional number of old people and for advances in medical technology?