§ Mr. Chisholm
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will list the number of admissions by specialty to acute beds in the Lothian Health area in(a) 1989–90 and (b) 1995–96; and the projected number of such admissions in 2002–2003. 
(2) if he will list by specialty the number of acute beds in the Lothian Health area (a) projected for 2002–2003 and (b) in (i) 1989–90 and (ii) 1995–96. 
(3) what was the throughput by specialty for acute beds in the Lothian Health area in (a) 1989–90 and (b) 1995–96; and what is the projected throughput for such beds in 2002–2003. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
[holding answer 30 January 1998]: Information on the average number of available staffed acute beds, the number of admissions to acute beds and throughput by specialty in Lothian Health Board are for the years to 31 March 1990 and 31 March 1996 and projected for the year 2003 is given in the tables which have been placed in the Library. The projected figures were provided by Lothian Health Board.