§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people in Scotland aged over 64 years living in(a) private residential homes, (b) private nursing homes, (c) local authority residential homes and (d) national health service nursing homes have a spouse living elsewhere. 
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: The only information available centrally was obtained by the April 1991 census of population and is shown in the table.367W
Type of Communal establishment Number of married residents aged 65 and over other than staff (i) Residential Homes (not managed by the National Health Service, a local authority, or a housing association) including private and voluntary homes registered with the local authority or exempt from registration 540 (ii) Nursing Homes (not managed by the National Health Service, a local authority, a housing association) 1,014 (iii) Local Authority Homes 509 (iv) National Health Service Hospitals/Homes (all types) 2,369
It should be noted that residents are defined as those reporting the establishment as their usual residence. The numbers of married residents would include any persons married to another person in the same establishment.