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Schools (Computers)

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many networked computers are currently in use in schools in Scotland. [54094]

Mrs. Liddell: I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as possible and arrange for a copy of the reply to be placed in the Library.

Women's Aid Projects

Mr. Russell Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has for providing additional funding for womens' aid projects across Scotland. [54956]

Mrs. Liddell: I shall write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible and arrange for a copy of the reply to be placed in the Library.

Departmental Publications

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of his Department's publications have been made available in (a) Braille, (b) audio tape and (c) large print in 1997-98; and what percentage of the total number of publications this represents. [54270]

Mr. Dewar: I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as possible and arrange for a copy of the letter to be placed in the Library of the House.

Local Enterprise Companies

Mr. Gorrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the Scottish Office policy regarding restrictions on senior officers of local enterprise companies transferring directly to work for companies who might benefit from inside knowledge gained through the person's work for the enterprise company. [54581]

Mr. Dewar: I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as possible and arrange for a copy of the reply to be placed in the Library.

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Health Service External (Consultants)

Mr. Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimates he has made of the financial savings to (a) the NHS and (b) Government health agencies as a result of hiring external consultants in each year since 1995. [53464]

Mr. Dewar: I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as possible and arrange for a copy of the reply to be placed in the Library.

Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimates he has made of the financial savings made by the NHS and Government health agencies as a result of employing external consultants, by year, since 1995. [53755]

Mr. Dewar: Estimates of savings from employing external consultants are neither set nor collected centrally. The responsibility for ensuring that such appointments are cost effective rests with individual Trusts and Boards.

Roads

Dr. Marek: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the figures for capital expenditure on (a) new build and (b) improvements on (i) motorways and (ii) trunk roads in Scotland for each of the last three years; and what are the projected figures for the next three years. [54183]

Mr. Macdonald: I shall write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible and arrange for a copy of the reply to be placed in the Library.

Local Transport

Dr. Marek: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the figures for 1995-96 and 1996-97 of local government expenditure in Scotland on local transport under capital and current headings as set out in "Transport Statistics Great Britain 1997". [54180]

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Mr. McLeish: The table lists current and capital expenditure, as reported by local authorities.

Local government expenditure on transport 1995-96 to 1996-97
Scotland £000

Local transport1995-961996-97
Capital 174102
Roads16487
Car parks(8)--(8)--
Public transport1015
Current369428
Roads251247
Car Parks -8-13
Revenue support to public transport82150
Concessionary fares4444

(8) Data not available

Source:

Capital--Capital Monitoring Return (CPR5) as reported by Local Authorities

Current--Local Financial Return (LFR) as reported by Local Authorities


Cancelled Operations

Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library figures (a) by health board and (b) overall, on the number of operations cancelled on the day of, or the day after, admission to a hospital, and the numbers of those patients not readmitted within a month, by quarter, for the last three years. [53309]

Mr. Dewar: Information on cancellations of hospital admissions at the level of detail requested, is not held centrally. Details of cancellations of planned admissions for in-patient and day case treatment are given in the table. Information on cancellations of hospital planned admissions is published annually in the NHS in Scotland Annual Report, copies of which have been placed in the Library.

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Cancellations of hospital admissions(9) for in-patient and day case treatment by health board area

1995 1996 1996 1998
JuneSeptemberDecemberMarchJuneSeptemberDecemberMarchJune(12)September(12)December(12)March(12)
Argyll and Clyde4356787689146168231231134108201
Ayrshire and Arran614137453764344449494598
Borders7755345454551007497259456
Dumfries and Galloway14142414247131322262
Fife120131183220216216145303151238218270
Forth Valley202034381935606876803988
Grampian381391335257312305330488340301333458
Greater Glasgow(10)410460441612476389271(13)--(13)--(13)--(13)--(13)--
Highland189251189283248181231227156220139172
Lanarkshire405764915785645645211611
Lothian365461448758610589471837501474438465
Orkney1--3--------1323------
Shetland94----893611032
Tayside164184173360189125163288248232194263
Western Isles----3212342----2
Scotland(10)1,8812,1152,0362,8202,3302,2252,0502,6521,9331,8061,6292,148

(9) Cancellations made by hospital of admission of patients from the waiting list

(10) Scotland figures for quarter ending September 1996 to 31 March 1998, should be treated with caution due to the incompleteness of the Greater Glasgow Health Board area figures (see note 3)

(11) Information is not available for the following hospitals in the Glasgow area; Quarters ending 31 March 1997 to 31 March 1998; Canniesburn, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Southern General and Stobhill. Quarters ending 31 December 1996 to 31 March 1998; Victoria Infirmary. Quarters ending 30 September 1996 to 31 March 1998; Western Infirmary/Gartnavel General

(12) Provisional

(13) Not available

Source:

ISD Scotland


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Hospital Maintenance

Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list by NHS board the hospital maintenance backlog on 1 July. [53294]

Mr. Dewar: The information requested is unavailable both in total and by Health Board. However, 81 per cent. of the essential building is considered to be in physical condition A or B which is evidence of the general soundness of the NHS estate.

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NHS (Salaries)

Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the amount spent on salaries and wages costs for (a) general and senior managers, (b) nurses and midwives and (c) administrative and clerical staff by NHS board for each financial year from 1991-92 to 1997-98. [53297]

Mr. Dewar: The information available is listed in the tables. The table for administrative and clerical staff includes the salaries of general and senior managers, the costs of which are not detailed separately in the annual accounts. Figures for 1997-98 are not yet available.

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Nurses and midwives
£000

Health Board1991-921992-931993-941994-951995-961996-97
Argyll and Clyde69,88873,97660,62425,6211,9521,090
Ayrshire and Arran50,04241,1081,9961,140862351
Borders16,97218,62518,81019,795535216
Dumfries and Galloway27,74430,55828,70018,377702315
Fife50,73453,72051,5692,0721,137732
Forth Valley50,04553,48134,63813,3941,189457
Grampian87,05767,9636,8704,3162,5521,726
Greater Glasgow207,025216,874160,30316,5804,0301,857
Highland38,32839,87422,8931,5801,315703
Lanarkshire78,83681,40493,95737,5061,533639
Lothian135,489142,748115,10915,4814,3052,557
Orkney3,5623,9024,1514,2904,3184,390
Shetland3,6503,9274,1014,2934,2224,123
Tayside85,76191,12065,5834,5652,3351,021
Western Isles5,1925,8496,4456,6506,6616,604
Health Board totals910,325925,129675,749175,66037,64826,781

Note:

The majority of nurses and midwives transferred to NHS Trusts following their establishment. The salaries and wages of student nurses are not included in the figures for 1995-96 due to the introduction of Project 2000


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Administrative and clerical (including general and senior managers)
£000

Health Board1991-921992-931993-941994-951995-961996-97
Argyll and Clyde14,17815,74314,3778,9454,5663,559
Ayrshire and Arran10,1189,6031,6271,7502,3672,523
Borders2,1052,5182,8014,1411,4551,325
Dumfries and Galloway4,2775,2925,6084,5631,6691,494
Fife9,50810,46211,4942,5212,6942,530
Forth Valley8,3819,7247,4144,5852,6902,559
Grampian17,06114,3644,7265,1804,5955,028
Greater Glasgow41,74947,47337,48012,5158,9387,841
Highland7,2638,2645,5352,9682,8322,519
Lanarkshire13,35014,24028,0335,7603,3503,375
Lothian28,45132,35231,6857,3887,0756,408
Orkney480553671774827932
Shetland7708681,0121,1091,2221,351
Tayside17,18019,41514,7166,3605,4404,746
Western Isles9191,1071,3921,4781,5111,647
Health Board totals175,718191,978168,57170,03751,23147,837

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