§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the private medical schemes which the Scottish Development Agency has discussed with Scottish Homes and Health Department.
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 28 March 1988]: The Scottish Development Agency ensures that the appropriate health board or social work department registration requirements have been met.
In the case of Health Care International there was a statutory requirement for the company to make application to my right hon. and learned Friend for approval. In that context, discussions took place involving officials of the Scottish Home and Health Department and agency staff.