HC Deb 07 February 1962 vol 653 c409
16. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the estimated dates for beginning and completing the new teaching hospital at Dundee.

Mr. Maclay

As my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State told the hon. Member in his letter of 10th January, it is expected that building work will start in 1964; the regional hospital board will announce the actual starting date nearer the time. The construction time will probably be five to six years.

Mr. Thomson

Will the Secretary of State deny absolutely the authoritative rumours which are now rife in Dundee that the starting date may be 1965 instead of 1964?

Mr. Maclay

I gave the hon. Member the very latest information in my possession. I will certainly see if I can run down these rumours.