HC Deb 23 April 1991 vol 189 c429W
Mr. Home Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many national health service hospital beds were available and how many patients received hospital treatment in East Lothian in the first three months of 1981 and 1991, respectively.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The figures for the first quarter of 1981 are not available. At that date statistics relating to bed numbers and hospital treatment were recorded on an annual basis only. While statistics are now kept on a monthly basis, the figures for 1991 are not yet available.

Mr. Sillars

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent contact he has had with Arthritis Care; what issues were dealt with; and if he will make a statement about the development of rheumatology services.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

There has been no recent contact with Arthritis Care. The development of rheumatology services is a matter for health boards to determine.

Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the remuneration given to each health board chairman and members.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on Friday 6 July 1990 to my hon. Friend the Member for Tayside, North (Mr. Walker),Official Report, Vol. 175, column 733.