HC Deb 01 February 1996 vol 270 cc881-2W
Mr. Home Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the costs incurred by each Scottish local authority in 1995 on advertising

NHSiS—In-patient/day case discharges after admission from the waiting list where the wait was greater than one year: non-psychiatric and non-obstetric specialties
Years ended 31 December 1994 and 19951
1994 1995
Provider Number Percentage of all discharges Number Percentage of all discharges
Argyll and Clyde Health Board Area
Argyll and Bute NHS Trust 8 0.3 6 0.4
Inverclyde Royal NHS Trust 149 1.6 119 1.4
Lomond Healthcare NHS Trust 1 1
Renfrewshire Healthcare NHS Trust 1 0.2
Royal Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust 309 2.0 281 1.9
Board Area Summary 468 1.4 407 1.4
Ayrshire and Arran health board area
Ayrshire and Arran Community Health Care NHS Trust
North Ayrshire and Arran NHS Trust 176 1.0 41 0.2

performance indicators under the citizens charter; how many (a) responses and (b) inquiries were received from the public concerning these advertisements; and if the requirement to publish such advertisements will applying in 1996 to those councils which are to be abolished in April. [12500]

Mr. Kynoch

The information requested about costs incurred by and responses and inquiries received by local authorities is not held centrally.

In the light of a direction issued in December 1994 by the accounts commission, in terms of section 1(1) of the Local Government Act 1992, information about the performance of the existing regional, islands and district councils in delivering services during the 1995–96 financial year will require to be published by 31 December 1996. The Government intend to specify, in regulations which will be laid before the House in due course, in each case a successor new council which will be responsible for publishing this information.