HC Deb 14 July 1998 vol 316 cc145-6W
Mr. Letwin

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the progress of the boundary review for the 1999 unitary authority elections for each of the 32 unitary authorities in Scotland. [50563]

Mr. Macdonald

To date the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland have submitted reports on 7 council areas, namely Angus, East Dumbartonshire, East Lothian, Iverclyde, Moray, Perth consuming alcohol or taking drugs and (v) reckless driving in Scotland in (1) 1994, (2) 1995, (3) 1996 and (4) 1997. [50188]

Mr. McLeish

The available information is listed in the table.

Mr. Galbraith

The average sized hospital in Scotland has 139 beds and 400 employees. The average capital cost of building and equipping a hospital of this size would be about £25 million, and the annual running costs would be about £10 million.

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