HC Deb 04 December 1952 vol 508 cc171-3W
97. Colonel Stoddart-Scott

asked the Minister of Health the cost of the new health centre at Woodbury Down; how much of the cost comes from the rates

which charges were imposed under the National Health Service Act, 1952, for October, 1952, as compared with the figures for October, 1951.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The following are the figures for England and Wales:

and how much from the Exchequer; whether arrangements have yet been made to staff the centre with doctors and specialists; and how much of the centre is being fully used.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The estimated cost of the building and equipment is about £178,000, on which the loan charges payable by the London County Council will rank for 50 per cent. Exchequer grant. The value of the site has not yet been determined. The specialist staffing of the centre has begun, and it is hoped that general practitioners will be practising there early next year. All but the accommodation provided for these is generally in use, though the various clinic services have yet to be built up to the full extent planned.

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