§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will list, by health board area, the numbers of hospitals which are below complement of state registered nurses and by the percentage by which they are below complement.
§ Mr. John MacKay
Information of this kind is not held centrally. It is for health boards to decide how many nurses should be employed in each of their hospitals and what priority to give to recruiting up to or beyond that figure.