§ Mr. Robin Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the longest interval taken to progress a disciplinary case before the Health Services Tribunal, from date of reference by a health board to determination, including any current case; and if he will name the medical or dental practitioner concerned.
§ Mr. John MacKay
In one case the relevant health board made representations to the National Health Service tribunal more than four years ago that the continued inclusion of the practitioner on the board's list would be prejudicial to the efficiency of the service in question. That case is not yet finally resolved and I therefore do not consider it appropriate to name the practitioner.