– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 10th February 2000.

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Photo of Mike Watson Mike Watson Labour

Question S1W-3727

To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of NHS spending in Scotland was allocated to Greater Glasgow Health Board in (a) 1989-90; (b) 1994-95 and (c) 1999-2000.

Photo of Susan Deacon Susan Deacon Labour

Greater Glasgow Health Board was allocated 23.2% of NHS spend in Scotland in 1989-90, 19.3% in 1994-95 and 18.4% of the estimated expenditure in 1999-2000. These allocations have been based on the Scottish Health Authorities Revenue Equalisation (SHARE) formula which determined each health board’s need for resources on the size and nature of its population. The reduction in the percentages allocated to Greater Glasgow Health Board reflects Glasgow’s reducing population. Future allocations will be based on a new formula stemming from the Arbuthnott Committee’s review of resource allocations which will, in particular, take into account the needs of deprived and rural areas. The proposed new method of resource allocation would result in Greater Glasgow Health Board receiving an increase in the proportion of NHS resources it receives.

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