§ Mr. Macdonald
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the total number of(a) major and (b) intermediate surgical operations performed at the Mackinnon memorial hospital in Skye in 1988 and 1989, respectively.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
There is no generally recognised classification of operations into major and intermediate and information is not held centrally in this manner. The total number of cases operated on in Mackinnon memorial hospital in 1988 and 1989 were 734 and 733 respectively.