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Mr. F. Ledwidge, OBE, FCA (Chairman)
Councillor Mrs. E. T. Black
Mr. J. Galbraith
Mr. K. Brown
Councillor Mrs. M. Bradley
Mr. T. Salmon
Mrs. C. Shields
Mr. E. Hesketh
Mr. S. J. Lyons
Ms B. Callaghan
Mr. E. G. Corscadden
Mr. G. Manly
Mr. G. S. McKinley
Miss P. D. Bunting
Mr. G. McKinley
Ms E. May
Mr. F. E. Donnelly
Mr. John McEvoy
Column 289Vice-Chairman :
Mr. William Carson, CBE
Mr. John Hood
Mr. Sydney McDowell
Mrs. Elaine Waterson, MBE
Mrs. Fionnuala Cook
Mrs. Anne O'Donoghue
Mr. Jack Allen, OBE
Mr. Sandy Spence, MBE
Mr. Eddie Turner
Full-time members :
R. S. Hawthorne, Chief Commissioner
F. J. Warke, Deputy Chief Commissioner
J. S. Turner, Senior Professional Commissioner
G. R. B. Farrington, Senior Professional
B. A. M. Banks, Senior Professional Commissioner
Part-time members :
Mrs. I. Marie Campbell
Ms. Jane O'Dempsey
Mr. Don Crawley
Mr. W. J. Mitchell
Mr. James Rowlan Mossop
Mr. Iain Kirk
Mr. T. Patterson
Mr. A. A. Reynolds
Mr. W. F. Gillespie
Mr. P. R. Scott
Mr. R. B. Anderson
The Hon. T. R. V. Dixon, MBE DL
Mr. J. N. Finlay
Mrs. J. White
Mr. F. Cogan
Mr. W. H. Dowds
Sir Hector Monro : My right hon. Friend has received many representations in relation to the review of forestry incentives, which is part of the work of the forestry review group. Some of these have been concerned with planting broadleaves.
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : The Brechin bypass, the final section of the A90 Perth to Aberdeen trunk road to be upgraded to dual carriageway, is scheduled to open fully to traffic within the next two months.
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : My right hon. Friend receives many representations about the operation of the courts. In recent months he has been receiving responses to the wide-ranging proposals we have made for improving the delivery of justice in Scotland.
19. Mr. Canavan : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library a copy of his speech on reinventing government and the accountability of quangos and other public bodies and public services, delivered at the Eglinton management centre, Edinburgh, on 7 February.
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : My right hon. Friend will be announcing within the next few weeks the detailed distribution among authorities of capital allocations for 1994-95, in respect of their non- housing programmes, including educational building.
Column 291housing needs in Glasgow. In the first instance, it is for the City of Glasgow district council to assess the housing needs of its area. In the course of my own housing visits in the Glasgow area I often meet tenants and hear their concerns at first hand while my officials are in regular contact with the council.
24. Mr. Charles Kennedy : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Highland health board over the introduction of NHS trusts in its area ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Stewart : Approval was given on 6 December 1993 to the application for trust status by the Highland communities NHS trust. All provider units in the Highland health board area will be self-governing trusts from 1 April 1994.
Mr. Dunnachie : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many trained nurses employed by agencies were employed within (a) NHS non-trust and (b) NHS trust hospitals in Scotland in the three months ended December 1993 ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Stewart : Information on the overall number of agency nurses-- head count--employed in the NHS in Scotland is not held centrally. The information which is held, however, shows that the average hours worked by agency nursing staff during the six months ending 30 September 1993, the latest period for which data are available, were as follows :
|Average hours -------------------------------------------------------- NHS non-trust hospitals:<1> Total: |204.5 Nurses |157.5 Nursing assistants |47.0 NHS trust hospitals: Total: |56.2 Nurses<2> |38.5 Nursing assistants |17.7 <1> No separate figures are as yet available for Lothian trust and non-trust hospitals. Both are, therefore, shown under this category. <2> 1 whole-time-equivalent nurse contributes 875 hours of work in a six-month period.
36. Mr. Maclennan : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he intends to maintain the current levels of public expenditure by his Department upon development, training and infrastructure in the highlands and islands.
27. Mr. Oppenheim : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the latest available figures of the average number of patients per general practitioner ; and what they were in (a) 1979 and (b) 1989.
28. Mr. Burns : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the impact of interest rate changes since October 1990 on the performance of industry and commerce in Scotland ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Stewart : The Treasury estimates that in the United Kingdom as a whole the reductions in interest rates since October 1990 are worth over £13 billion a year off companies' interest payments, when fully passed through.
Given Scotland's share of the number of registered companies, this suggests that the reduction in Scottish companies' interest payments is worth over £700 million a year.
30. Mr. Norman Hogg : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many bids were received by Cumbernauld development corporation for Cumbernauld airport ; who made these bids ; and which was the highest offer.