HC Deb 17 July 1963 vol 681 c498
3. Mr. Steele

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when work will start on the new maternity unit at the Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria.

The Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. R. C. Brooman-White)

Building is planned to start in spring 1965.

Mr. Steele

Will the Under-Secretary of State ensure that this is the starting date and that the work proceeds rapidly? Is he aware that the lease of the Overtoun Maternity Hospital will expire by 1967 and that provision will have to be made?

Mr. Brooman-White

We shall do our best to expedite the work. It is hoped that the hospital will come into commission in 1967.