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Inward Investment

Mr. Maclean: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is for each year since 1981 (a) the number of inward investment projects, (b) the total value of investment in real terms and (c) the total number of jobs

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in Scotland which were dependent on investment from (i) other United Kingdom countries, (ii) the European Union, (iii) the United States of America and (iv) the rest of the world. [76082]

Mr. Dewar [holding answer 11 March 1999]: (a) The numbers of inward investment projects since 1981 are given in the table:

YearNumber of projects
1981-8232
1982-8346
1983-8454
1984-8568
1985-8658
1986-8750
1987-8888
1988-8955
1989-9064
1990-9163
1991-9259
1992-9365
1993-9495
1994-9597
1995-9684
1996-9786
1997-9887

Source:

1981-82 to 1986-87 published in NAO report

1987-88 to date published in LIS Review for that year


(b) This information is not available.

(c) The number of jobs which the inward investment projects attracted to Scotland since April 1981 were expected to create or safeguard is as follows:

Planned jobs (new and safeguarded)

YearUSEurope (8) Asia (9)UKTotal
1981-826,05875219207,002
1982-834,17783032005,327
1983-845,0941,309431726,906
1984-857,4955618305579,443
1985-865,3161,527971,2778,217
1986-872,6941,0121281,2505,084
1987-883,5812,1922,1133,33311,219
1988-892,3589729402,8197,089
1989-906,2554626324,94012,289
1990-911,7601,1352,1545,19510,244
1991-923,0261,1384311,4076,002
1992-933,9191,3876682,0858,059
1993-945,4641,3991,0743,13511,072
1994-955,7381,2332,2593,09912,329
1995-964,0651,6274,4662,40212,560
1996-974,9331,2313,6364,49514,295
1997-986,5782,5865318,25217,947
Total78,51121,35320,90244,318
Grand total165,084

(8) Includes non EC countries

(9) Far East and Rest of World

Source:

1981-82 to 1986-87 published in NAO report

1987-88 to date published in LIS Review for that year

The above figures are based on information provided by the companies involved themselves when the investment decision was taken and take no account of subsequent developments. As a general rule of thumb, two thirds of announced jobs are actually created.

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


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Environmental Payments

Mrs. Ray Michie: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to remove the financial limit on payments under the environmentally sensitive area and countryside premium schemes. [76363]

Mr. Macdonald [holding answer 18 March 1999]: We have no plans to remove the financial limits which are necessary to ensure an equitable spread of available resources.

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

Long-term Care

Mr. Welsh: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which elements of the recommendations contained in Chapter 6 of the report by the Royal Commission on Long Term Care would require (a) secondary legislation and (b) guidance to be issued for full implementation in Scotland. [75946]

Mr. Galbraith [holding answer 11 March 1999]: Requiring property value to be disregarded for up to 3 months and raising the upper capital limit in the means test would both require secondary legislation. On the basis of the current charging arrangements, providing nursing care or all personal care free would require primary legislation. Guidance would be issued to local authorities on all such primary and secondary legislation.

From 1 July 1999, these matters will be for the Scottish Parliament.

Statute and Case Law (Internet)

Mrs. Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made towards making statute and case law available on the Internet; and what plans he has to charge for this service. [76151]

Mr. McLeish [holding answer 15 March 1999]: The text of all new Acts of Parliament and printed Statutory Instruments are freely available on Her Majesty's Stationery Office website at http://www./open/gov.uk. The Lord Chancellor's Department has set up a Statute Law Database to ensure publication of up-to-date amended text of United Kingdom Public General Acts of Parliament. The partially updated database is presently available to a number of users within central government who have access to the Statutory Publications Office Intranet. The Lord Chancellor's Department are considering options for the future marketing of the Statute Law Database. These options include free Internet access, the granting of non-exclusive licences to legal information publishers and the provision of a subscription on-line service.

A newly dedicated Scottish Courts Internet site went on-line on 24 February 1999. The site provides a free searchable database of the full text of all judgments from the Court of Session with effect from September 1998,

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including judgments in commercial cases from January 1998. Selected judgments from the High Court of Justiciary, including opinions in some sentence appeals, are also available. Selected judgments from the sheriff courts will be added as the database is developed.

Psychiatric Care (Children)

Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children have been admitted to NHS psychiatric care in each year since 1992. [77137]

Mr. Galbraith: The information requested is shown in the table.

Under 13 years 13 to 17 years
YearFirst admissionsTotal admissions, re-admissions, transfersFirst admissionsTotal admissions, re-admissions, transfers
31 March 199299261230473
31 March 1993102132221495
31 March 199492137219381
31 March 199575103237425
31 March 1996(10)5799217477
31 March 1997(10)3147186384
31 March 1998(10)4150227404

(10) Provisional

Source:

Information & Statistics Division

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


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Private Finance Initiative

Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those firms which have bid for Private Finance Initiative deals; and which of those bids were successful and where they are located. [77141]

Mr. Dewar: My Department does not maintain a central register of firms which have bid for PFI deals. Information on successful bidders is set out in the table.

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Signed PFI projects in Scotland

Procuring AgencyProject DescriptionPrivate Sector Partner
Law Hospital NHS TrustProvision and operation of a hospital information systemHBO & Co. (UK) Ltd.
Edinburgh Healthcare NHS TrustProvision of 60 bed nursing home (Ferryfield House)James Walker (Leith) Ltd.
Ayrshire & Arran Health Board (Irvine)Provision of 90 elderly care bedsCraigmoore Health Care Co. Ltd.
Ayrshire & Arran Health Board (Saltcoats)Provision of 60 learning disability beds and 30 elderly care bedsCare First Health Care Ltd.
Lanarkshire Health Board (Bellshill)Provision of 90 elderly care bedsBUPA Healthcare Homes (originally Taycare)
Dundee Teaching Hospital NHS TrustRe-equipping of X-ray departmentSiemens Healthcare Services Ltd. and IGE Medical Systems
Dundee Teaching Hospital NHS TrustSMAC Analysis SystemBayer
Grampian Health BoardProvision of 25 beds for mentally ill at Spynie HospitalSkene Enterprises (Aberdeen) Ltd.
Greater Glasgow Health Board (Darnley)Provision of 120 elderly care bedsAssociated Nursing Services plc
Greater Glasgow Health Board (Ruchill)Provision of 120 elderly care bedsWestminster Health Care
Greater Glasgow Health Board (Rutherglen)Provision of 180 elderly care bedsCare First Health Care Ltd.
Greater Glasgow Health Board (Shettleston)Provision of 120 elderly care bedsHighfield Group
Lanarkshire Health Board (Cumbernauld)Provision of 40 elderly care bedsScotcare Group
Lanarkshire Health Board (Cumbernauld)Provision of 60 elderly with dementia care bedsGrampian Homes Ltd.
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS TrustCT and MRI scanning systemsIGE Medical Systems
Lothian and Forth Valley Health BoardsClinical Waste DisposalWhite Rose Environmental
Northern NHS Trusts and Health BoardsClinical Waste DisposalEurocare Environmental Services Ltd.
Grampian Health BoardProvision and operation of a community hospital in Kincardineshire (Stonehaven)Grampian Healthcare NHS Trust, BLB, Miller and Community Health Services Ltd.
Yorkhill NHS TrustProvision and operation of a hospital information support systemData General & Meditech
Yorkhill NHS TrustEnergy ManagementAHS Emstar
Perth & Kinross Healthcare NHS TrustProvision and operation of an integrated healthcare information systemShared Medical Systems (UK) Ltd.
Victoria Infirmary NHS TrustProvision of elderly care beds, Mearnskirk HospitalJames Walker (Leith) Ltd.
Western General Hospitals NHS TrustProvision of energy management systemScottish Hydro Electric
Monklands and Bellshill NHS TrustImplementation of a financial management systemCedardata plc
Dundee Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustMultistorey car park/car parking facilitiesImpregilo (UK) Ltd.
Dundee Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustEnergy Management SystemScottish Hydro Electric
Ayrshire & Arran Community Healthcare NHS TrustCumnock Community HospitalGA Construction Ltd.
Law Hospital NHS TrustNew Law District General HospitalSummit Healthcare Ltd. (Sir Robert McAlpine, British Linen Bank, Edison Capital Europe Ltd.)
Hairmyres and Stonehouse Hospitals NHS TrustHairmyres District HospitalKier Build Ltd. and ISS Mediclean Ltd.
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS TrustNew Royal Infirmary of EdinburghConsort Healthcare (Royal Bank of Scotland plc, BICC Ltd. and Morrison Construction Group plc)
Falkirk CollegeStirling Further Education CentreStirling Centre Ltd. (MJ Gleeson Group plc, Canmore Partnership Ltd., Bank of Scotland, Reiach & Hall and Noble & Company Ltd.)
North of Scotland Water AuthorityInverness main drainage and Fort William sewage treatmentCatchment Ltd. (Betchel Ltd., Morrison Construction Ltd., North West Water (United Utilities) and Societie Generale)
M6 DBFOUpgrading and maintenance of A74(M)(M6) between Millbank and BorderAutolink Concessionaires Ltd. (Amey plc, Sir Robert McAlpine (Holdings) Ltd., Taylor Woodrow Construction Holdings Ltd. and Barr Holdings Ltd.)
Scottish Prison ServiceHM Prison KilmarnockKilmarnock Prison Services Ltd. (Premier Prison Services Ltd. and Kvaerner Construction Ltd.)
Skye BridgeToll bridge between Kyle and KyleakinSkye Toll Bridge Ltd. (Miller Civil Engineering Ltd., Dykerhoff & Widmann and Bank of America)
Dundee City CouncilBaldovie Waste to Energy PlantDundee Energy Recycling Ltd. (BICC plc, Kvaerner and Dundee City Council) Construction--Balfour Beatty Projects and Engineering Ltd. and Kvaerner Enviropower
The Highland CouncilIS/IT ServicesICL Outsourcing
Moray CouncilIntegrated Education Management SystemICL Education Systems
Falkirk CouncilSchools ProjectClass 98 Ltd. (Ballast Wiltshier, Charterhouse and Quayle Munro)
Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd.Inverness Airport TerminalInverness Airport Terminal Ltd. (Canmore Partnerships Ltd., MJ Gleeson Group plc, MPM Adams Ltd. and Noble & Company Ltd.)
Scottish Children's Reporter AdministrationIntegrated Information System and Managed ServiceLogica UK Ltd.

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


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