§ Mr. Sillars
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list for each hospital board the total number of redundancies following the award of private contracts to the nearest available date.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The number of staff of health boards who have become redundant as a result of contracts awarded to private contractors in the period to 1 October 1989 is shown in the table. There have been no redundancies for this reason in other health boards. The vast majority of those made redundant were offered posts by the successful private contractors and a substantial proportion of those took up the offer of employment.
Health Board Number of staff made redundant Argyll and Clyde 98 Ayrshire and Arran 35 Fife 20
Health Board Number of staff made redundant Grampian 243 Greater Glasgow 1,840 Lothian 666 Tayside 236