§ Mr. Fisher
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which statistics his Department has discontinued(a) the collection and (b) the publication of since 1989. 
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
(a) The following regular statistical surveys have been discontinued since 1989Survey of initial police action against children involved in crimes and offences: (discontinued from 1989).Survey of detailed information from district courts on non-payment of police fixed penalties and non-payment of fiscal fines: (discontinued from 1990).590WSurvey of non-vocational further education in certain small centres: (discontinued from 1992).Survey of foreign and Commonwealth students in teacher training colleges: (discontinued from 1993).Survey of excesses and deficits in teacher supply: (discontinued from 1995).Survey of applications for teaching posts: (discontinued from 1995).Survey of number of cases dealt with by social work departments: (discontinued from 1995).Survey of housing owned by regional authorities: (discontinued from 1996).
(b) Available information is that the publication of no other major statistical series has been discontinued since 1989: changes in the basis of publication of statistical series are made from time to time in response to requirements for information.