§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list, for each local authority, the number of homes they run for the elderly which have(a) closed and (b) transferred out of the local authority sector, in each of the last 10 years.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Information in precisely the form requested is not held centrally. However, I am aware of one home which has transferred from local authority ownership and information on the closure of homes derived from a comparison of local authority returns is set out in the table.