§ Dr. Lynda Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the provision of pain relief, beds and nursing staff for pregnant women in labour in Edinburgh hospitals. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
Obstetric delivery services in Edinburgh are provided at the Simpson memorial maternity pavilion. The hospital has a total of 143 beds and 82 whole-time equivalent midwifery staff excluding midwives based in out-patient departments and day assessment units. A full range of methods of pain relief is offered at the hospital.