ForScotland.Com
quiz Search




spacer

ref date:19 Apr 2000 (HEA)
Labour lying over Health spending for Scots

Using figures from "Scottish health statistics", Mr Duncan Hamilton MSP showed investment Scotlands health sector had plummeted from 102m in 1994-5 to 25m in 1998-9 under Nu-Labour.

He said "New Labour claim to be spending more on the health service, but these figures show a fall of 75% in investment in NHS equipment since the mid-1990s. This is also reflected in a fall of over 40% in capital spending on buildings, installations and fittings, slumping from 145.5m in 1995 to 85.1m in 1999."