HC Deb 08 March 1960 vol 619 cc213-4
2. Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when it is proposed to start the erection of a new general hospital in Lanarkshire; and what site has been selected for this purpose.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith)

The Western Regional Hospital Board is, at my right hon. Friend's request, now considering the future pattern of hospital services in Lanarkshire, and when this review is completed, it will be submitting proposals for long-term redevelopment. Until then, no decisions about sites or dates for building can be taken.

Mr. Dempsey

Will the Minister take into consideration the fact that this project was mooted over twenty years ago but had to be abandoned owing to the outbreak of war, and will he have regard to the need for this type of hospital in the County of Lanark?

Mr. Galbraith