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To ask the Scottish Executive when an announcement will be made about the terms of reference for the public inquiry into the Clostridium difficile outbreak at the Vale of Leven hospital and when it intends formally to set up the inquiry.
Answered by Nicola Sturgeon (04/09/2009): The public inquiry into the outbreak of C difficile at the Vale of Leven hospital will be set up on 1 October 2009. The Right Honourable Lord MacLean has been appointed to chair this Inquiry, to be known as the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry, and the Instrument of Appointment (Bib. number 48497) and Terms of Reference (Bib. number 48495) have been placed in the Scottish Parliaments Information Centre (SPICe) today. I do not intend to appoint additional panel members. However, Lord MacLean has indicated that he wishes to appoint one or more assessors to assist him during the Inquiry.
It is for Lord MacLean to conduct the inquiry independently. The purpose of this inquiry is to investigate this matter thoroughly, and the necessary resources to do so will be provided to the Inquiry from the Health budget. The Inquiries Act 2005 requires that unnecessary costs be avoided and the Scottish Government will monitor the progress and costs of the Inquiry.
Note: This page contains both questions laid by Gil as MSP for West of Scotland (2007-2011, title starts "S3W/O") and Clydebank & Milngavie (2011-present, title starts "S4W/O")