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Hospitals (Patient Costs)

Volume 87: debated on Thursday 21 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the factors used in calculating the average cost per National Health Service patient in hospitals in Scotland.

Figures in "Scottish Health Service Costs" are expressed in terms of cost per weighted patient day for each hospital. This is arrived at by apportioning a hospital's running costs (which exclude laboratory costs and some other ancillary costs) over the total patient activity in the hospital (that is inpatients and, on a weighted basis, outpatients, day patients, accident and emergency cases and day cases).

Persons with charge proved, Scotland
Crime or offence19801981198219831984
Cruelty (neglect etc.) to and unnatural treatment of children236179179193191
Child stealing613
Exposing children under 7 years to risk of burning22
Children and young Persons legislation*14483513320
Employment of children offences732472819
Drunk in charge of a child2929224135
* Includes sections 32 and 34 of Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons have been convicted in Scotland of offences involving the sexual abuse of children in each of the last five years; and if he will break the totals down by offence.