§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those civil servants, their names and Departments who in the past year(a) have given on-the-record interviews to (i) radio and (ii) television and (b) have written articles or letters for newspaper correspondence columns, indicating in each case the relevant date. 
Mr. Michael Frosyth
The information requested is as follows:
Civil servant Date Item The Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department Tony Cameron 16 June 1995 Radio interview for BBC Scotland on the Agriculture Council Ian Campbell 5 February 1995 TV interview on fisheries Ian Conroy 15 November 1995 TV interview for BBC "Here and Now" programme on regulatory role in Dundee local authority incinerator Derek Saward 13 November 1995 TV and radio interviews on fisheries research vessel survey on Beaufort's Dyke Central Services Shelagh Quinn 22 February 1995 STV "The Time and the Place" programme on equal opportunities Colin MacDonald 21 November 1995 BBC TV "Frontline Scotland" programme on ageism Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency Captain Tom Henderson 5 February 1995 TV interview on fisheries Captain Tom Henderson 5 February 1996 BBC "Panorama" programme Captain Douglas Temple 14 January 1996 Radio 5 Live programme J. Torrie 5 February 1996 BBC "Panorama" programme Development Department David Dare 9 March 1995 BBC Radio Scotland on planning issues Historic Scotland Gordon Barclay Date unavailable Central FM Radio on the work of a castle custodian Nick Bridgeland Date unavailable Radio 4 "Breakaway" programme on Jedburgh abbey Doreen Grove Date unavailable BBC "Report Scotland" on world war II defences John Hume Date unavailable BBC Radio Scotland on historic lighthouses Neil Hynd Date unavailable Scotland on Sunday briefing on Edinburgh castle Frank Lawrie Date unavailable BBC Radio Scotland Tom Morton programme on listed policy Frank Lawrie Date unavailable Radio 5 Live programme on doors open day Frank Lawrie Date unavailable Evening News article on restoration of ruined castles Bob McIlwraith Date unavailable BBC Radio Shetland on Scalloway castle Bob McIlwraith Date unavailable BBC Radio 5 Live on Fort George Ingvall Maxwell Date unavailable "Country Life" interview on Duff house Graeme Munro Date unavailable Talk Radio on historic Scotland Graeme Munro Date unavailable "Scotland on Sunday" briefing on Edinburgh castle Chris Watkins Date unavailable BBC "Good Morning Scotland" programme on Braveheart party in Stirling Education and Industry Department Nisbet Gallacher (HM Chief Inspector of Schools) 19 June 1995 Interview for The Times Educational Supplement Scotland on "Higher Still"
Civil servant Date Item Nisbet Gallacher 31 August 1995 On the record briefing for all education correspondence on publication of "Higher Still" Framework document Douglas Osier 1 March 1995 Interview for The Scotsman on lay members of HMDSCI inspection teams Douglas Osier 10 April 1995 Interview for The Times Educational Supplement Scotland on lay members of HMDSCI inspection teams Dr. John Rigg 10 October 1995 Newspaper article on Government expenditure and revenue in Scotland 1993–94 Department of Health Dr. Robert Kendell (Chief Medical Officer for Scotland) 1 August 1995 TV and radio interviews on AIDS/HIV spending Dr. Robert Kendell 7 August 1995 Radio interview for SCOT FM on maintaining medical excellence Dr. Robert Kendell 9 August 1995 BBC TV "Reporting Scotland" interview on AIDS/HIV spending Dr. Robert Kendell 5 September 1995 TV and radio interviews on annual report Dr. Robert Kendell 14 November 1995 BBC Radio Scotland on BSE and CJD Dr. Robert Kendell 7 December 1995 BBC Radio Scotland on BSE and CJD Dr. Robert Kendell 18 January 1996 TV and radio interviews on coronary heart disease report Geoff Scaife (Chief Executive, NHS in Scotland) 9 October 1996 TV and Radio interviews on crisis in the NHS Geoff Scaife 18 January 1996 Letter to editor of The Scotsman and Herald on staffing in the NHS Geoff Scaife 25 January 1996 Letter to editor of Press and Journal and Daily Record on rate of return on capital within NHS trusts Geoff Scaife 29 January 1996 TV and radio interviews on cardiac surgery waiting times Robin Wild (Chief Dental Officer) 18 December 1995 STV—launch of oral health strategy for Scotland Home Department John Boyd (HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary) 1 June 1995 Two radio interviews on annual report. Clive Fairweather (HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in Scotland) 13 April 1995 Radio interviews on report on women offenders. Clive Fairweather 29 June 1995 Radio interviews on report on Dungavel prison. Clive Fairweather 29/30 June 1995 TV and radio interviews on prison suicides. Clive Fairweather 31 August 1995 TV and radio interviews on annual report. Clive Fairweather 12 October 1995 TV and radio interviews on Barlinnie prison brutality. Clive Fairweather 15 October 1995 Radio interview on law and order. Clive Fairweather 4 December 1995 Radio interview on prison suicides. Clive Fairweather 7 December 1995 Radio interview on prison suicides. Clive Fairweather 17 January 1996 Radio interview on prison work. Clive Fairweather 25/26 January 1996 TV and radio interviews on Peterhead prison. Jim Innes (Director of Roads) 25 July 1995 Radio interview on route action plans. Jim Innes 24 November 1995 Interview on A74 opening. Jim Innes 6 December 1995 TV interview on M8 extension. Jim Innes 12 December 1995 TV interview on M8 extension.
The Scottish Prison Service
The chief executive, directors, governors, senior managers and members of the Scottish Prison Service communications branch, as appropriate, respond to media inquiries and/or comment about operational matters on a daily basis. No central record is kept of the number of occasions on which this occurs, nor of the specific content of these contacts since this could be done only at disproportionate cost.