§ Dr. Moonie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will consider taking action to ensure that health boards devote an adequate amount of their resources to health promotion.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
My right hon. and learned Friend allocates resources to health boards and it is for them to use these resources in the best interest of patient care within their respective areas having regard to competing demands. We have made it clear that we regard health education and prevention as an important aspect of the work of health boards and of all professional groups who come into contact with patients.
§ Mr. Tom Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing, for each year since 1979 (a) the number of National Health Service inpatient beds in the Monklands, West constituency and (b) the number on National Health Service staff, in real terms of full-time equivalents.