To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many women in 1986–87 in Scotland were admitted to National Health Service maternity units in each health board area.
[holding answer 8 March 1988]: Information for 1986–87 is not yet available in precisely the form requested but the numbers of women discharged from specialist obstetric and GP obstetric beds in the year ending 31 March 1987 are set out in the table:
|Specialist obstetric||GP obstetric||Total|
|Argyll and Clyde||8,152||850||9,002|
|Ayrshire and Arran||8,838||1,626||10,464|
|Dumfries and Galloway||2,793||379||3,172|