HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 c188W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the total number of beds in private medical clinics in Scotland.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

In terms of the Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Act 1938 as amended, 5,063 beds were available in private nursing homes and hospitals as at 31 March 1987.