§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has received regarding the dismissal of Mr. Manouchehr Tehrani from his employment as a consultant-surgeon at the Inverclyde royal hospital, by the Argyll and Clyde health board; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
None. Mr. Tehrani's law agents have, however, intimated that they are taking their client's instructions concerning future action relating to his appeal against dismissal. A decision is awaited.