Date lodged: 5 October 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, in light of new figures obtained by BBC Scotland, how much it has cost NHS Scotland to facilitate the practice of moving people with learning disabilities, autism and complex care needs to facilities outwith Scotland in each of the last five years.
Answered by: Clare Haughey 31 October 2018
The Scottish Government does not collect this information. The cost of each individual placement for a person with learning disabilities, autism and complex care is a contractual matter between the commissioning authority and the care provider and will depend on the individual specialist care, support and accommodation provided.
The information obtained by the BBC refers to a report commissioned by the Scottish Government from Dr Anne MacDonald. Her full report is planned for publication in November 2018.