§ Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of staffed beds now available in hospitals under the Northern Regional Hospitals Board; and if he will give figures for dates in or about October, 1955, and 1956.
§ Mr. Maclay
2,512 staffed beds were available in the area of the Northern Regional Hospital Board at 30th June, 1957—the latest date for which figures are available. The numbers at 30th September, 1955, and 30th September, 1956, were 2,525 and 2,470 respectively.