§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what are the latest figures on survival rates for kidney failure treatment in Scotland according to the type of treatment used;
(2) how many kidney patients in Scotland have been treated by continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in the last three years; how many developed side effects; and what research work his Department is funding into improving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis treatment for dialysis patients;
(3) what are the current waiting lists for urology treatment in both Dundee and Tayside; how many are awaiting a kidney transplant; what is the average waiting time for treatment; and how this compares with the Scottish average;
(4) how many patients in both Dundee and Tayside receive (a) home haemodialysis, (b) hospital haemodialysis, (c) peritoneal dialysis and (d) functioning transplant;
(5) what is the annual cost of treating a kidney patient by (a) transplant and one year's follow-up, (b) hospital haemodialysis, (c) home haemodialysis and (d) continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.