HC Deb 31 March 1993 vol 222 c305W
16. Mr. Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has on the ancillary staffing levels of North Ayrshire hospitals trust.

Mr. Stewart

There were 508 ancillary staff in post at 30 September 1992 in the hospitals that will, from 1 April 1993, gain the status of a trust under the North Ayrshire hospitals trust.

Excluded from this total are staff working for contracted-out services.

32. Mr. McKelvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to meet Ayrshire and Arran health board to discusss transfer of North Ayrshire hospital to trust status.

Mr. Stewart

Responsibility for the transfer of the North Ayrshire hospitals to the North Ayrshire and Arran NHS trust is primarily a matter for the trust and Ayrshire and Arran health board. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will make the appropriate orders in due course.

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