§ 2. Mr. Prior
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the recent pronouncement of the East Anglian Regional Hospital Board on the subject of the provision of additional maternity beds at Lowestoft, he is in a position to give a firm date for the new maternity ward to be provided at Great Yarmouth with its consequent improvement to the position at Lowestoft Hospital.
§ Mr. Braine
Yes, Sir. Both my right hon. Friend and I are well aware of the local concern in my hon. Friend's constituency and next door in Great Yarmouth. The project will be a major one and time is needed for the planning work before the Board can commit itself to a date.