§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the cost per week of feeding a patient in Kirkcaldy General Hospital, at the latest convenient date, and on the corresponding date for the years 1951 and 1955.
§ Mr. Maclay
Separate figures for patients alone are not available. The cost of provisions per person fed in hospital per week at 31st March, 1960, was 25s 9d. compared with 28s. 4d. at 31st March, 1955. The reduction is to be attributed to improved managment, not to lower standards of feeding. No comparable figures are available for 1951.