§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals there are for a lithotripsy service in the west of Scotland.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The Scottish lithotripsy service is operated by Lothian health board at the Deaconess hospital in Edinburgh and treats patients referred from all over Scotland and the north of England. Demand for treatment from within Scotland would not justify the establishment of a second centre at this time.