HC Deb 14 December 1988 vol 143 cc634-5W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State For Scotland how many copies of the publication "The Scottish Health Service" were printed; how many have been distributed; and to whom.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

There were 62,000 copies printed, of which 55,000 were distributed in bulk to health boards to be made available to health board members, staff in hospitals and in the community, the family practitioner service and the public. In addition, about 3,000 copies have been issued to all hon. Members for Scottish constituencies, local health councils and the media and in response to requests from, for example, teachers and the public. The booklet is having a wider impact and greater range of applications than we anticipated and has been very well received.