HC Deb 25 May 1999 vol 332 c126W
Mr. Russell Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress is being made in reducing the number of beds which are blocked in Scottish hospitals. [84145]

Mr. Macdonald

Health Boards in Scotland continue to work with their local authority partners in addressing all avenues to reduce delays in discharge from NHS care.

From 1 July 1999, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.