§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give for each health board the numbers of acute beds in Scotland.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The information is set out in the table.
Average available staffed beds in acute specialties in National Health Service hospitals in Scotland, year ending 30 September 1987 (provisional figures) Number Scotland 17,108 Argyll and Clyde 1,214 Ayrshire and Arran 1,065 Borders 347 Dumfries and Galloway 444 Fife 814 Forth Valley 672 Grampian 1,692 Greater Glasgow 3,958 Highland 695
Number Lanarkshire 1,564 Lothian 2,817 Orkney 60 Shetland 60 Tayside 1,622 Western Isles 86