§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions his officials have had with Greater Glasgow health board concerning the application for trust status by Stobhill hospital; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stewart
One of the criteria against which all trust applications are considered is that of long-term viability. Discussions between my officials and Greater Glasgow health board on that aspect of the Stobhill application are on-going.