§ Mrs. Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many unfilled vacancies there are in each NHS trust in Scotland; and if he will provide a breakdown of the vacant posts by specialisation. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
With regard to unfilled consultant vacancies I refer the hon. Lady to my answer to her questions of 5 June on the same subject,Official Report, column 230.
Information on other staff vacancies cannot be obtained other than at disproportionate costs.
Information on vacancies at Scotland level for staff groups covered by the Review Body for Nursing Staff, Midwives. Health Visitors and Professions Allied to Medicine is given in their fourteenth reports at Appendix D, Table 4 (Cm 3538/9), a copy of which is available in the House Library.