Mr. John David Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the total value of scientific and medical equipment which disappeared from the Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast, in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Needham
The total value of losses of clinical equipment is as follows:
£ 1980–81 120 1981–82 363 1982–83 2,010 1983–84 1,301 1984–85 79
The safeguarding of equipment is a matter for local management.