HL Deb 12 May 1998 vol 589 cc113-4WA
Lord Burton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the Report by Sergeant, now Inspector, Hughes, of Central Police, into Thomas Hamilton; to list all the charges to which he recommended

What was the increase in expenditure on the NHS in Scotland in real terms in percentages for each year over the last 20 years. [HL1715]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Scottish Office (Lord Sewel)

The information requested is set out in the table below.

consideration for prosecution; and whether they will state why the Report is not listed in the index or appendix to Lord Cullen's Report into the Dunblane tragedy. [HL1712]

Lord Sewel

This report was made to the Procurator Fiscal while Thomas Hamilton was alive. It was therefore not a submission to Lord Cullen's Inquiry, but the Inquiry took account of it as a production. Lord Cullen did not list productions in the report or in the appendix. Mr. Hughes' report is, however, referred to at pages 34–36 of Lord Cullen's Report.

Lord Cullen concluded that these productions should have a 100-year closure placed on them.