HC Deb 09 May 1966 vol 728 c19
13. Sir A. V. Harvey

asked the Minister of Health what is the date when the rebuilding of the Macclesfield General Hospital will commence.

Mr. Loughlin

I would ask the hon. Member to await the review of the hospital building programme which will be published within the next few weeks.

Sir A. V. Harvey

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the date which stood in 1964 for the rebuilding of this hospital in 1967–68 still stands, and in reviewing the matter will he take note of the fact that part of the hospital is 120 years old and was an old workhouse; that it covers a wide area, and that there are insufficient beds?

Mr. Loughlin

I am sorry, but I am in a difficult position here. I cannot anticipate the publication of the review, but the facts referred to by the hon. Gentleman have been taken into account.