§ Mrs. Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the number of hospital beds in Scotland broken down to show figures for(a) psychiatric, (b) geriatric, (c) acute and (d) maternity beds. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
The information is set out in the table.
Average available staffed beds in Scotland at 31 March 19971 Specialty Bed numbers Psychiatric 9,216 Geriatric: long stay 5,294 Geriatric: assessment 3,685 Acute 15,503 Maternity 1,400 1 Provisional.